Bi yan hu
This fascinating volume features 410 exquisite snuff bottles selected from various collections in the Palace Museum, Beijing. Many were produced during the Qing dynasty by artisans from the imperial workshop; they were extremely valuable because of their infinite variety in style and form. The snuff bottles presented in this book include items produced in both the imperial workshop and regular workshops during different periods of time, using a variety of construction techniques. Many different materials were employed, including glass, metal-based enamelware, bamboo, wood, ivory, carved rhinoceros horn, jade, porcelain, lacquer and so on. This comprehensive collection is an excellent reference work for collectors, dealers, and others interested in decorative arts. Illustrated with multiple views of each bottle, including imperial marks.
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