By Lilla S. Perry
It can also be a lucid and engaging guidebook for the collector or will be collector, either one of snuff bottles and different items of chinese language craftsmanship. all of the abilities and ingenuity of the chinese language artisans have been lavished upon the creation of those tiny bottles, making them pre-eminent representatives of the easiest in chinese language craftsmanship.
This vintage artwork historical past booklet is the 1st complete account in any language of this part of chinese language paintings. It features a complete therapy of the origins and improvement of the snuff bottle in China in addition to over a hundred and fifty actual-size reproductions, the bulk in complete colour. it's a attention-grabbing tale via an enthusiastic collector, who captivated by way of the sweetness and ingenuity present in those bottles, had the curiosity to delve into the ancient historical past thoughts of manufacture, type and caliber of fabrics, type and association of varieties, etc, in addition to a delightfully casual sort with which to speak her vast wisdom and exuberance to the reader.
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Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Adventures and Studies of a Colletor by Lilla S. Perry