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3 Chinese Glass Globular  painted Snuff Bottles.
3 Chinese Glass Globular  painted Snuff Bottles.

3 Chinese Glass Globular painted Snuff Bottles

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3 Chinese glass painted Snuff Bottles ,China, 1900-1949


Description

Three Chinese internally painted glass globular snuff bottles, each decorated with landscapes, tallest measuring


Tallest height

8cm


Date

1900-1949


Extra Notes

Snuff bottles were used by the Chinese population during the Qing Dynasty to contain powdered tobacco. Smoking tobacco was illegal during the Dynasty, but the use of snuff was allowed because the Chinese considered snuff to be a remedy for common illnesses such as colds, headaches and stomach disorders. Therefore, snuff was carried in a small bottle like other medicines. The snuff bottle is comparable to the snuff box used by Europeans.Snuff bottles were made out of many different materials including porcelain, jade, wood, tortoiseshell, metal and ceramic, though probably the most common used material was glass.


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