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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
dimensions
Height: 6.1 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
41
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:17:39.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:17:39.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
In Storage
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
Glass
materials_techniques
Transparent glass with an overlay of greyish-blue glass carved in relief
museum_number
C.1690-1910
museum_number_token
c16901910
object_number
O8244
object_type
Snuff bottle
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
The bottle is an oval flattened flask form with no stopper. It is made of glass, transparent with a white tinge, suffused with bubbles, with an overlay of greyish-blue glass carved in relief. The decoration depicts a medallion of two confronted dragons forming a stylized long character ('dragon'). The same design is carved on the reverse and there are masks and mock ring handles on the shoulders. The foot has an indentation underneath.
place
China
primary_image_id
2006AU9235
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