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Inside-Painted Dragon & Butterfly Crystal & Brass Chinese Snuff Bottle
 
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Code: ga5109
Price: $12.99

Shipping Weight: 65.00 grammes
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This remarkable snuff bottle is hand-painted inside and has the dragon & butterfly in brass wrapped around outside. Note the little spoon. Measures 2 1/2-inch x 2-inch x 3/4-inches.

During the Qing Dynasty, the Chinese stored snuff in tightly sealed bottles. This resulted in a wealth of artistry in the design and decoration of the bottles. Including the remarkable art of painting pictures inside the bottle, using a tiny brush with hairs at right angles. Even the simplest bottle takes a day to paint. A very unusual and appreciating collectable.


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