16 September 2015
A RARE SOAPSTONE 'BASKETWEAVE' SNUFF BOTTLE
PROBABLY IMPERIAL, 1730-1840
The sides are carved with basketweave pattern below the plain neck. The stone is of warm, pale beige color with some cloudy white inclusions.
2 in. (5.1 cm.) high, glass stopper
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 6005.
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