The CARU Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles, Part III

Exhibition open from Sat Feb 16 2008 to Mon Jun 16 2008

This exhibition will showcase masterfully inside-painted snuff bottles by major artists of various schools from the late 19th to the early 20th centuries. With a history tracing back to the Jiaqing reign (1796-1820), this group of bottles represent the zenith of inside-painted snuff bottles development. Each bottle is an impeccable combination of glass making, crystal carving with Chinese ink painting and calligraphy. The bottles are decorated with subjects such as landscape, figures, still life, birds and flowers that are depicted either with great naturalism or in calligraphic style favored by literati patrons.