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Chinese Snuff Bottles: A Guide to Addictive Miniatures

Chinese Snuff Bottles: A Guide to Addictive Miniatures

by Trevor Cornforth, Nathan Cheung

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780764315916
Pages: 224
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 6 Mb
Date posting: 2021-02-23
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Description

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. The bulk of the material consists of 650 color photographs of the bottles organized by material and listing prices. Examples of fakes and forgeries are also included. Annotation ...