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Dublin Core

Title

Bottle: snuff

Description

One frosted glass snuff bottle. A short wide neck with an inner cone tapering to a narrow opening surmounts a flattened rounded rectangular body tapering towards an oval-shaped base. Interior face presents a painted scene of figures in garden landscape. On one face shoulders exhibit characters 漁樵耕讀 京師薛少甫 (fisherman woodman farmer and scholar by Xue Shaofu from Beijing).

Source

Rewi Alley

Provenance

One of a consignment carried to New Zealand in 1957 by George Jackson of Auckland, and from Auckland to Christchurch by Jack Locke, including 22 snuff bottles.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

29x49x64mm (l x w x h)

Museum Ac. No.

C1957.12

Usage Rights

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Collection

Citation

“Bottle: snuff,” China, Art and Cultural Diplomacy, accessed September 25, 2022, http://rewialleyart.nz/items/show/755.