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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
1860-12-31
date_start
1821-01-01
date_text
1821-1860 (made)
descriptive_line
dimensions
Height: 5.7 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
455
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:20:22.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:20:22.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
In Storage
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
chalcedony
materials_techniques
Chalcedony with carved decoration
museum_number
C.1600-1910
museum_number_token
c16001910
object_number
O8422
object_type
Snuff bottle
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
The bottle is a flattened wide bulbous form with short flared neck and no stopper. It is made of chalcedony, yellowish-grey, with carved decoration. The decoration depicts a pine tree and bamboo, enclosed in an ogee-shaped panel. On the reverse there is a pine tree and a pavilion enclosed in a similar panel. The low foot is solid underneath. The enclosure of the decoration in a ogee-shaped panel and the shape of the bottle suggest that it was made during the Daoguang period (1821-50) or slightly later.
place
China
primary_image_id
2006AU9139
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
1860
year_start
1821