Snuff bottle decorated with dragons


Anonymous - Snuff bottle decorated with dragons
Starting in the 19th century, Chinese snuff bottles were among the most popular items for collectors; many may be found in European collections. They were made of blue-and-white or colourful porcelain or glass or carved from various stones. A miniature spoon has survived with some of the objects; it was sometimes attached to the lid and originally served to draw a pinch of snuff from the bottle.
measurements: height 5 cm
material: porcelain
technique: painted in ferrous red
inventory number: Vu 3980
gallery collection: Collection of Asian and African Art