No Title

2006au9231 jpg l

View the V&A API .json response

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, whitish-transparent, with overlay of blue glass carved in relief, with stopper of yellow glass with a red bead, China, ca.19th century
dimensions
Height: 5.8 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
35
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:17:38.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:17:38.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
In Storage
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
Glass
materials_techniques
[Snuff bottle] Glass, with overlay of blue glass carved in relief [Stopper] Yellow glass with a red bead, probably glass
museum_number
C.1530&A-1910
museum_number_token
c15301910
object_number
O8242
object_type
Snuff bottle
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
The bottle is a rounded flattened flask form with a two-part dome-shaped stopper. It is made from glass, whitish-transparent, with overlay of blue glass carved in relief. The stopper is of yellow glass with a red bead, probably glass. The carved relief forms a continuous design of the Eight Immortals, six of them in a boat being towed by a mule, with a demon-like attendant, perhaps the Pig Fairy; on the rocks above, Shouxing and a monkey, each holding a peach; bamboo and pine growing from the rocks. The foot is formed by overlay, with angular indentation underneath.
place
China
primary_image_id
2006AU9231
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
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1895
year_start
1750