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Chinese Snuff Bottles is invaluable document for all
interested in the history of Chinese art.
It is also a
lucid and fascinating guidebook for the collector or would be collector,
both of snuff bottles and other products of Chinese craftsmanship. All
the skills and ingenuity of the Chinese artisans were lavished upon the
production of these tiny bottles, making them pre-eminent
representatives of the best in Chinese craftsmanship.
classic art history book is the first full account in any language of
this facet of Chinese art. It includes a comprehensive treatment of the
origins and development of the snuff bottle in China as well as over
150 actual-size reproductions, the majority in full color. It is a
fascinating story by an enthusiastic collector, who captivated by the
beauty and ingenuity found in these bottles, had the interest to delve
into the historical background techniques of manufacture, kind and
quality of materials, classification and organization of types, and the
like, as well as a delightfully informal style with which to communicate
her wide knowledge and enthusiasm to the reader.