Amazingly carved antique Chinese, Qing dynasty tortoise shell snuff bottle.
This beautiful snuff bottle is from the 19th Century and shows monkeys climb on trees.
The Spoon of this tortoise shell snuff bottle was broken and it is still inside the bottle.
7 cm high
5.7 cm wide
The use of tortoise shell items has started in the Qing dynasty and high skilled artists have created complex and extraordinary designs of tortoise shell snuff bottles and other items from that material.