Chinese Snuff Bottles from Southern California Collectors features snuff bottles from nine private collections in Southern California, and represent an extraordinary variety of materials, from porcelain, glass, and cloisonné to rock crystal, limestone with fossils, and bamboo. These miniature works of art reflect a wide range of decorative techniques, including carving, enameling, and painting on the inner surfaces of transparent bottles made of glass and crystal. They reflect themes from history, mythology, poetry and prose, and religion. Also included are several rare imperial bottles bearing reign marks of the Qianlong (1736–1795) and Jiaqing (1796–1820) emperors.
This book was published by the International Snuff Bottle Society to coincide with the LACMA exhibition Chinese Snuff Bottles from Southern California Collectors at LACMA from October 29, 2016 through January 21, 2018. Foreword by RIchard Liu, introduction by Stephen Little, essay by Clare Chu.
- 170 pages, 12.25 x 9 x 0.86 inches
- Illustrated throughout in full color