ANTIQUE-RARE & SIGNED Chinese carved HORNBILL/bird beak "HAPPINESS" Snuff BOTTLE. A very rare & old Chinese snuff bottle in natural bird beak either from the.
The slant, pointed & light opium/medicine container is constructed from the upper-half of a bird's bill, the stopper a short part branch of the beak tip with a proportial bone spoon. High-relief carved Hanji word "Happiness" on the protruding surface of the bottle body, whilst dark reddish part is tastefully-used to accentuate the base of the bottle. Faint either previous owner's name, or. Dynasty mark at the bottom. The last pictures show a few different kinds of these wonderful birds.
3.25"82mm H(igh, stopper included) x 1"25mm W(idest, base). Flaws on the stopper's top & unstable insertion.
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This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Other Japanese Antiques". The seller is "chuotdong" and is located in Sacramento, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.