Blue-and-white snuff bottle with mythic fungus design

Yong Zheng period in Qing Dynasty (1723-1735)
Height 5cm

This snuff bottle is hexagonal in shape. It has a trumpet mouth, a contracted neck, slip shoulders, a swelling belly and a ring foot. On the body there decorated with mythic fungus designs. On the bottom there are triple rows of blue-and-white characters in regular script: “Made in the year of Yong Zheng of Qing Dynasty”. A snuff bottle is a container of the snuff. It was originally created in Kang Xi period in Qing Dynasty. Its feature is having a small mouth but a swelling belly. Its lid links a tiny spoon, used for stretching something from the bottle.