The Collector's Book of Snuff Bottles
Out of print for more than 10 years, this exceptional book has become a rare item sought after by collectors for many years. This important limited edition reprint is inevitable and fulfills the growing need of new collectors for reliable and useful reference on the subject. This book is produced in Japan with high quality to ensure the superb feel of the original edition. Each copy is hand-numbered. It covers snuff bottles made of all the various precious materials and discusses the fundamentals of collecting and details of the symbolism, motifs, reign marks, and seals. Moreover, it includes extensive bibliography useful for further research.
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It All Begins with Snuff
Materials and Shapes of Bottles
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19th cen 20th cen amber artists aventurine quartz base birds birthstone brown with dark calcite Canton enamels carved in relief carved inform century Ch'ien-lung emperor chalcedony China cloisonne collection color continuous design coral dark brown inclusions Dated decorated in famille-rose dragon dynasty early 19th cen embellished Ex coll examples famille-rose enamels floral flowering plum four-character mark front and reverse Gerald Mayer glass bottles glaze gourd green Hong Kong hornbill inscription inside painted inside-painted bottles ivory jade Jadeite Japan lacquer Late 18th Late 19th cen Late I Sth lSth mask and mock matching stopper material Middle period mock ring handles Modern period Museum Nephrite opaque white painted with continuous panels Peking peonies pine and rock porcelain Puddingstone Quartz agate rock landscape seal shoulders with mask shown in plate Signed Ma Shao-hsiian Snuff Bottle period Soochow specific gravity Sth or 19th stone symbol throughout the Snuff tiger's-eye tourmaline yellow Yi-hsing