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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
1800-01-01
date_text
1800-1895 (made)
descriptive_line
dimensions
Height: 5.5 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
32
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:17:37.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:17:37.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
In Storage
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
Glass, agate, carnelian
materials_techniques
Carved agate with a stopper of carnelian and coloured glass
museum_number
C.1606-1910
museum_number_token
c16061910
object_number
O8646
object_type
Snuff bottle
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
The bottle is an oblong flattened flask form with sloping shoulders. It has a two-part dome-shaped stopper. It is made of agate, pale yellow with a stopper of carnelian and yellow glass. The foot is high and straight. The decorative interest lies in the elegant shape and pure colour of the bottle. The shape suggests a nineteenth-century date.
place
China
primary_image_id
2006AU9174
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
1800