The CARU Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles, Part II

Exhibition open from Sat Sep 29 2007 to Mon Jan 28 2008

September 29th will mark the opening of the exhibition featuring the CARU Collection that has an exciting selection of bottles made of glass, amber, enameled pottery, and coral. This exhibition is the second of several Chinese snuff bottle exhibitions showcasing bottles with exceptionally high standards of rarity, quality, and condition.

CARU Collection, Part II includes sixty bottles—an important selection of examples from the collection. In particular, there is an impressive group of enameled pottery and ceramic bottles, ingeniously painted with subjects such as court ladies, peonies, and crabs amidst waterweeds. Since snuff-taking had ceased to be fashionable by the 19th century, the bottles had become highly prized for their own sake. This group of carefully chosen bottles will provide a scintillating exhibition that will educate as well as stimulate the senses.