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Snuff Bottle

Photo: Paul Macapia

Snuff Bottle

ca. 1895

Yan Yutian

Chinese, active ca. 1890 - 1907

Rock crystal and paint, coral-colored glass stopper with white glass bead finial
1 9/16 x 9/16 in. (3.97 x 1.43 cm)
Overall h.: 2 3/4 in.
.a H.: 2 3/8 in.
.b H.: 13/16 in.
.b D.: 11/16 in.
Gift to the Seattle Art Museum for the people of Seattle by Stephen and Britt Thal in honor of Sidney and Berta Thal
Photo: Paul Macapia
Now on view at the Asian Art Museum


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Asian Art Museum, "Chinese Ceramics and Snuff Bottles from the Ming and Xing Dynasties", January 14, 2006 - April 2, 2006
Published ReferencesChen, Jennifer, "Bottles of Delight: The Thal Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles", Seattle Art Museum, 1998, pg. 83

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