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Subject:Chinese snuff bottle
Posted By: Steen Wed, Nov 20, 2019 IP:

Help reading the inscription on this snuff bottle, 18 th -19 th century.

Subject:Re: Chinese snuff bottle
Posted By: I.Nagy Thu, Nov 21, 2019

This is a Chinese late Qing or early ROC era medicine bottle.
*Gusu、 inside of Chang-gate (lane) in front of Tianku
Songfentang (Name of shop) Lei (Family name of owner)
Spread drop (?)

*Gusu, name of district in Suzhou

With regards,

Subject:Re: Chinese snuff bottle
Posted By: mikeoz Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Dear Nagy,

Could it be that the bottle was for a medication and the instruction was to apply a drop of the medication and rub it into the afflicted area.

This suggestion is based on the fact that the instruction 遮滴 was hand written on the base. So probably not all of this shop's bottles would have had that added particular instruction.

Subject:Re: Chinese snuff bottle
Posted By: I.Nagy Sun, Nov 24, 2019

Dear Mikeoz,
I agree to your opinion.
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