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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
1895-12-31
date_start
1750-01-01
date_text
1750-1895 (made)
descriptive_line
Glass snuff bottle, opaque white, with an overlay of blue glass carved in relief, China, ca.19th century
dimensions
Height: 5.6 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
22
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:17:32.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:17:32.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
In Storage
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
Glass
materials_techniques
Opaque white glass, with an overlay of blue glass carved in relief
museum_number
C.1528-1910
museum_number_token
c15281910
object_number
O8232
object_type
Snuff bottle
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
The bottle is a rounded flattened flask form, the shoulders sloping up to a cylindrical neck and no stopper. It is made of glass, opaque white with white flecks, with an overlay of blue glass carved in relief. The decoration depicts a catfish and lotus plants above waves. On the reverse there is a crab clinging to a water plant. The high splayed foot is partly formed by the overlay and there is an angular indentation underneath.
place
China
primary_image_id
2006AU9409
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
1895
year_start
1750