Includes index to advertisements.
|Statement||[edited by Hugh M. Moss.]|
|Contributions||Moss, Hugh M.|
|The Physical Object|
A carved chalcedony snuff bottle, probably imperial, official school, 2 in (5 cm) high, pink tourmaline stopper and metal spoon. Estimate: $12,, This lot is offered in The Ruth and Carl Barron Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles: Part VI on 12 September at Christie’s in New York. This book is absolutely fantastic. There are so many excellent full colour photographs of a wide variety of Chinese snuff bottles accompanied by an easy to read text. I thoroughjy recommend this book to any snuff bottle collector as both a bible and also a /5(19). Within the last twenty years, snuff bottles have been collected by an increasingly wide circle of enthusiasts. While recent Among the most beautiful of the world's domestic art forms are Chinese snuff bottles, miniature bottle-shaped flasks, often of astounding intricacy and tactile appeal, which were made for court and, subsequently, popular 3/5. A decent book, though, in my opinion, not worth the price. Still, books on Chinese snuff bottles are hard to come by. It is written by an authority who appears to be an elitist and obviously not down-to-earth enough to even consider collecting anything but by: 3.
Chinese miniature bottles for containing snuff display intricate decorations and are coveted by collectors worldwide. This book is conceived as a pricing guide for prospective collectors. Introductory chapters describe the history of snuff taking and the use of decoration and symbolism in Chinese art/5(6). It was the very first book I read on the subject and it helped me to become an avid collector and purveyor of Chinese snuff bottles. It proved to be so popular that it has enjoyed many printings since the original. Obviously I highly recommend the book to anyone with an interest in or even avid collectors of snuff bottles/5(8). This is the third book cataloging the snuff box collection of Denis Low. He has around snuff bottles in toto; this book describes examples. Given that currently a fine snuff bottle (often of Imperial provenance) will attract an auction price in the vague vicinity of $15,,, this collection would be worth a fair penny.5/5(1). Collecting Chinese Snuff Bottles has 1, members. Buy and Sell Group.
An exhibition of Chinese snuff bottles June and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at We are delighted to offer for sale Chinese Snuff Bottles that are of good quality, and have been selected by our Expert, Robert Hall. Our bottles are in good condition, are of the age stated in the description, and have artistic merit. In some cases, we . History in a Bottle: For the Unfamiliar, a Condensed Overview of Chinese History, Complementing an Introduction to the Miniaturized Art of Chinese Snuff Bottles (SIGNED) by Fast, Phyllis Boots and a great selection of related books, art . Over the course of the two hundred year period snuff bottles were fashionable, their demand spread from the royals exclusively down to the entire Qing Dynasty society. Because they represent Chinese calligraphy, painting, ceramics, enameled works, and more, today snuff bottles are among the most sought after and collected types of Chinese artwork.