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Acquired in 1910 (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
Salting Bequest
date_end
1909-12-31
date_start
1850-01-01
date_text
1850-1909 (made)
descriptive_line
dimensions
Height: 6.8 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
185
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:18:42.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:18:42.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
In Storage
longitude
104.165649
marks
Ziyun xie 'Designed by Ziyun', Yu
materials
Glass
materials_techniques
Glass, opaque white, with overlay of blue glass carved in relief and a pink stopper, probably made of glass
museum_number
C.1571-1910
museum_number_token
c15711910
object_number
O8266
object_type
Snuff bottle
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
The bottle is baluster form a with a flared neck and graduated stopper with a finial. It is made of glass, opaque white, with overlay of blue glass carved in relief. The stopper is made of a pink material, probably glass. The decoration depicts a continuous design of a panther stting in a prunus tree, two pairs of birds, possibly magpies, rocks, magic fungus and an inscription, 'Ziyun xie, 'Designed by Ziyun', with a seal 'Yu. There is a ring of overlay around the neck. The foot is formed by a thin ring of overlay , with shallow indentation underneath. The glass is carved in low relief. This is a 'seal-type' bottle, in the style known to collectors as 'Yangzhou School'. The panther (bao) is often combined with magpies (xi) as bao also means 'to announce' or 'to herald' and xi 'joy' or 'pleasure'. The name Ziyun appears in a seal form on another seal-type bottle in the collection (C.1570-1910), and may be a name of the person who designed , and perhaps carved , both bottles. Yu is possibly another of his names.
place
China
primary_image_id
2006AU9410
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
1909
year_start
1850