The Collector's Book of Snuff Bottles

The Collector's Book of Snuff Bottles

Hardback330pp Illustrated314x242mm

9780834801196     Product Code: 505707

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After smoking was prohibited in the 17th century, the Chinese began using snuff as medicine, producing special bottles for its storage. Highly collectable items today, this book explains their allure, with chapters on materials used – glass, jade, quartz – and the motifs and painting styles that decorate some exteriors. Including many photographic examples that reveal the variety of designs (no two bottles are quite the same), Stevens reserves his own favourites for the final chapter. Slipcased.

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