Delicately, entirely hand carved it is polished smooth
This tiny object - measuring only 1 ½ “ long - is a replica of the India’s Nobles medicine or perfume sniffer.
In India, people of high rank used to carry a personal, small and discreet sniffer. The body is hollow and the tip of it is the side of the nostril. The handle removed by unscrewing it, the body can be filled with any type of paste material be it medicine or perfume. Delicately, entirely hand carved it is polished smooth and shiny.
It is also possible to stuff it with a small piece of cotton imbibed with your favorite perfume to breathe or rub it in your neck or wrist to spray the perfum.
The one presented here is a concave ball resting on a flower.
Neat little thing for the delicate person.