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A Chinese Republic porcelain snuff bottle With Gold Handles Signed To Base.
A Chinese Republic porcelain snuff bottle With Gold Handles Signed To Base.
A Chinese Republic porcelain snuff bottle With Gold Handles Signed To Base.

A Chinese Republic porcelain snuff bottle With Gold Handles Signed To Base.

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A Chinese Republic porcelain snuff bottle decorated with birds amongst flowering branches, with gold gilt heightened lugs. In addition it’s signed to the base also.


Date

1900


Height

6.5cm

provenance

from the R. Prescott collection


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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CONDITION REPORT: Appears good with no obvious signs of faults, damage or restoration