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Item:252286919656Chinese Inside-Painted Glass Snuff Bottle, Xiwangmu on CraneAttributed to Geng Zi Zhong XiaThis is a superb flat, rounded, Snuff Bottle made with clear glass during the Early part of the 20th century. It is painted from the inside with bright colors. It depicts on one side, Xiwangmu, the 'Queen Mother of the West' , a Chinese goddess known from the ancient times, as the dispenser of prosperity, longevity, and eternal bliss. She is shown seated on a large crane sailing through space. On the other side, it depicts a number of objects that symbolize 'Good Fortune' in China:The blossoming plum branch on the vase symbolizes the 'Five Blessings' (Strength of character, moral integrity, fortitude, perseverance, and blessedness or luck); a teapot conveys the meaning of 'to protect'; a pot with 'Buddha's hand lemon, or citron, symbolizes happiness and prosperity Snuff Bottle is unsigned, but it is attributed to Geng Zi Zhong Xia, who made the bottle shown in photo #6, in mid-summer 1900, which is displayed in 'snuffbottlecollecotor.com'. It is in excellent preserved condition. Bottle MeasurementsHeight: 2.75 inches (7.0cm), not including topWidth: 2.40 inches (6.1cm)Thickness: 1.30 inches (3.3cm)Weight: 3.0 ounces About Us:We prefer payment by Paypal. Payment is expected within 72 hours of auction closing. We encourage everyone to look, but PLEASE only bid if you intend to complete the purchase. The items will be carefully packed and shipped within the Continental US via USPS Parcel Post, with Insurance and Delivery Confirmation. We are not responsible for any damage that occurs during shipment, however, we will file the paperwork for the Post Office to investigate. Please Note: If you live in Florida, taxes are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility and will be added to the total cost of the item. All items will be shipped within 48 hours of receipt of payment. Please allow 5 to 7 days to receive them.S&H INCLUDES SHIPPING COSTS, INSURANCE, and PACKING MATERIALS. We do not charge for handling and labor.INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: SHIPPING COSTS VARY PER LOCATION. If you have any questions, please inquire before bidding/purchasing through Ebay messaging,SHIPPING DISCOUNT: We will combine shipping for multiple items. If all items can be shipped together in one package and delivered to one address, a one time shipping charge will apply (highest price prevails). RETURNS: Accepted if the item is not as described, and is returned within seven days of receipt. Item must be returned in the same condition as described and shipped by us. We refund the purchase price of the item. Buyer is responsible for the return shipping costs.Thanks for looking.Color:Clear, Maker:Anonymous, Primary Material:Glass, Age:1850-1899, Region of Origin:China, Original/Reproduction:Original
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Superb Chinese Inside-Painted Glass Snuff Bottle, Xiwangmu - Circa 1900