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Chinese Snuff Bottles Hand Carved or Painted


Chinese snuff bottles handcarved are painted with landscapes and people. Carved cinnabar, red resin, antique, ivory, jade, porcelain. Chinese snuff bottles handcarved are painted with landscapes and people. Carved cinnabar, red resin, antique, ivory, jade, porcelain. Snuff bottles come from the Qing Dynasty and were used to dispense powdered tobacco, snuff. Tobacco came to China in the 1600s and snuff bottles were used by the upper-class is a dignified social ritual. They represented status and wealth. They were made of rhinoceros or ivory, J, ceramics and glass. Snuff bottles are of a size that will fit in the palm of your hand. The glass snuff bottles were often painted on the inside. Often the symbols carved or painted onto the bottles were of personal disciples of Buddha.