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    Posted 5 years ago

    katherines…
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    So this looks like maybe 60s or 70s to me, mainly because of the fabric on the box, which looks like printed heavy cotton or light denim. It's a glass Chinese snuff bottle, I think the lid is glass, too, it feels smooth and has little black speckles like bits of hair inside the brown. The handle is bone. The glass is painted inside, bamboo against a powdery white background. Spoon is missing, alas. If anyone has information they can add, greatly appreciated.

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    1. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Very nice Katherine...I bet Karen might know something :)
    2. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      I think it's actually fairly contemporary Katherine.
      The Chinese are still making these and the boxes and styles are relatively unchanged over the last 30 years as far as I can tell.
      They still amaze me - beautiful and clever!
      This is a great article:
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/an-interview-with-chinese-snuff-bottle-collector-vincent-fausone-jr/
    3. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the love, brunswick, aura, martika, mikelv85, racer4four, and melaniej. :)

      Thanks, Mike, yes, I'd bet money on that, too! :)

      Thank you, Karen, I'll go read that article right now, and yes, I thought it might be 60s or 70s due to the fabric and print, but could be more contemporary than that. :)
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Wow Katherine!! That is really nice!!
    5. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Katherine, it is quite beautiful!
      Amazing skills to paint the interior of these!!!
    6. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the love, jscott0363, Caperkid, kyratango, AsherasAttic, SEAN68, Roycroftbooksfromme1, and sklo42. :)

      Thanks, Scott, it is a nice little bottle, glad you like it, too. :)

      Thanks, kyratango, I'm glad you think it's beautiful, too. The article Karen linked to talked about the artists that painted these bottles, was really interesting. :)
    7. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      Beautiful!
    8. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the love, Efesgirl, Trey, Elisabethan, and Nicefice. :)

      Thanks, Elisabethan, it is beautiful, isn't it? :)

      Thanks, Nicefice, I'm glad you love it. :)
    9. Nicspawee Nicspawee, 4 years ago
      I am sure this is not old,I have one
      My friend brought me after she visited her penrent in China last year.
      It came with the similar box!
      But I love it,it's very cute and unique thing to have!!!
    10. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 4 years ago
      Thank you for the comment, Nicspawee, I don't think it's very old, but also don't think it's as new as from last year, lol. The sticker on the side seems to have a little age on it, the fabric on the box is consistent with 60s or 70s, also. I could be wrong, of course. :) Please post your snuff bottle so we can all see it!!
    11. Nicspawee Nicspawee, 4 years ago
      Or may be they always make them in this way,I am not sure!
      I was in China in 2011-2012 I could still see some products that I saw when I was kid. :)
      I will try to find mine and post the photo (but I don't think I still have the box)

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