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Snuff bottle

Snuff bottle

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Snuff is powdered tobacco, usually blended with aromatic herbs or spices. The habit of snuff-taking spread to China from the West during the 17th century and became established in the 18th century. People generally carried snuff in a small bottle. By the 20th century these bottles had become collectors' items, owing to the great variety of materials and decorative techniques used in their production.



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Glass snuff bottle, transparent, with overlay of greyish-blue glass carved in relief, China, ca.19th century




Containers; Personal accessories; Glass


East Asia Collection

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