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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
Salting Bequest
date_end
1880-12-31
date_start
1800-01-01
date_text
1800-1880 (made)
descriptive_line
Glass snuff bottle, opaque mottled white, with overlay of blue glass around the foot, China, ca.19th century
dimensions
Height: 5.1 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
34
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
materials_techniques
Glass, opaque mottled white, with overlay of blue glass around the foot
museum_number
431-1880
museum_number_token
4311880
object_number
O8238
object_type
Snuff bottle
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
The bottle is a flattened pear form with no stopper. It is made of glass, opaque mottled white, with overlay of blue glass around the foot. The foot is partly formed by the overlay, with shallow indentation underneath. A plain and simple bottle with no carved decoration, the overlay being used simply to provide a band of colour around the foot.
place
China
primary_image_id
2006AU9231
production_note
The original register entry states that the bottle was 'Fashioned in Pekin from material prepared in Shantung' (Shandong) and is nineteenth century.
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
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1880
year_start
1800