Shell & Carnelian Medicinal Snuff Bottles
Snuff bottles were used by the Chinese, Mongolians during the Qing Dynasty to contain powdered tobacco. Smoking tobacco was illegal during the Qing Dynasty, but the use of snuff was allowed because the Chinese considered snuff to be a remedy for common illnesses such as colds, headaches and stomach disorders.
Many people now use these for herbal powders, altar pieces or simply collectibles.
Only minimal of these unique old school medicine bottles available.
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