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Acquired in 1880 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
White, Helen. Snuff Bottles from China. London: Bamboo Publishing Ltd in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1992. 291p., ill. ISBN 1870076109.
collection_code
EAS
credit
date_end
1880-12-31
date_start
1850-01-01
date_text
1850-1880 (made)
descriptive_line
dimensions
Height: 5.9 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
11076
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:58:41.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:58:41.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
In Storage
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
Glass
materials_techniques
Glass, opaque white, with overlay of blue glass carved in relief
museum_number
424-1880
museum_number_token
4241880
object_number
O8248
object_type
Snuff bottle
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
The bottle is a rounded flattened flask form with no stopper. It is made of glass, opaque white, with overlay of blue glass carved in relief. The decoration depicts a stylized dragon on each side, encasing the bottle in a strap-work like motif. The curved foot is formed by the blue overlay and the dragon motif breaks into it. The glass has a waxy texture.
place
China
primary_image_id
2006AU9191
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
Snuff is powdered tobacco, usually blended with aromatic herbs or spices. The habit of snuff-taking spread to China from the West during the 17th century and became established in the 18th century. People generally carried snuff in a small bottle. By the 20th century these bottles had become collectors' items, owing to the great variety of materials and decorative techniques used in their production.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
snuff-bottle-unknown
sys_updated
2014-07-31T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
carving
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1880
year_start
1850