A well handled antique copper and silver snuff bottle. This lid is crafted from Tibetan silver and it has a silver spoon to help remove the powdered tobacco. On the apex of the lid is a conch shell cabachon. The bottle itself is crafted from copper. The Tibetans inherited the snuff taking habit from the Chinese. It was often considered a remedy for common illnesses such as colds, headaches and stomach disorders.
Origin: Collected in Tibet in the 1980s and part of the Stone Routes Collection.
Age: 19th C
Weight: 40.8 grams
Material: Tibetan Silver & Copper
Length: 3.7 inches (approx)