Painted Horse Scene on Black Snuff Bottle
This very special painted snuff bottle has a horse painted on one side and a Chinese message and symbols on the other. The bottle is attached to a carved bone stand. The stopper and spoon are still intact. In Chinese arts and crafts, motifs and symbols have meanings that are usually a wish to the recipient from the giver. The horse is an animal often used in decorative work and is one of the Seven Treasures of Buddhism. The horse's symbolism is of wealth and power. This bottle would be a great gift for someone you wish success, such as a recent college graduate, business associate, boss, or spouse.