Rare Jade Snuff Dish
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Chinese snuff dishes are very rare. While snuff bottles are common and have been collected widely, information on snuff dishes, or snuff plates, or snuff saucers, is difficult to find. In the past, snuff users had snuff bottles for storage and snuff dishes to crush the clumps of snuff which occasionally formed.
This snuff dish is made of greenish colored jade, nearly round in shape, slightly concave, with a shallow foot rim on the bottom, and no marks. It measures about 1 3/8 inches in diameter and just under 3/16 inch high at the rim. The dish appears to have been used, with tiny nicks to the edge, but it is a piece that is as beautiful to the touch as it is to the eye ...... On Hold