By Lilla S. Perry
It is additionally a lucid and engaging guidebook for the collector or will be collector, either one of snuff bottles and different items of chinese language craftsmanship. the entire talents 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 paintings historical past ebook is the 1st complete account in any language of this side of chinese language paintings. It contains a finished therapy of the origins and improvement of the snuff bottle in China in addition to over one hundred fifty actual-size reproductions, the bulk in complete colour. it's a attention-grabbing tale by means of an enthusiastic collector, who captivated via the wonder and ingenuity present in those bottles, had the curiosity to delve into the historic heritage ideas of manufacture, sort and caliber of fabrics, class and association of varieties, and so forth, in addition to a delightfully casual kind with which to speak her huge wisdom and exuberance to the reader.
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Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Adventures and Studies of a Colletor by Lilla S. Perry