Handbook of Chinese Snuff Bottles
By (author) Trevor Cornforth
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Handbook of Chinese Snuff Bottles by Trevor Cornforth
Book DescriptionThis eye-popping book clearly and visually explores the history, types, and value ranges of Chinese snuff bottles from the 17th century to the present as no other book has. It concentrates mostly on affordable examples and explains how these can be just as important as their more expensive cousins. These small pretty objects are a reflection of the popularity of snuffing tobacco, particularly in the 17th and 18th centuries. Today, the bottles are avidly collected for their beauty, variety, and high level of craftsmanship. Here, 340 diverse bottles of stone, glass, enamels, porcelain, and other materials are shown in beautiful colour photographs. Once you have read the book, you will want to touch the bottles; and once you have touched them, you will want to own some. The problem then will be when to stop, if ever.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780764315909
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 15-May-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Trevor Cornforth
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The history of snuff and its specialized bottles from the 17th century to the present in America, Europe, and China. Descriptive text and over 650 diverse snuff bottles of glass, stone, porcelain, enamel, wood, ivory, amber and other materials with distinctive interior and exterior decorations. Each bottle fully described with a value range.
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