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7cms (2 3\/3\") tall\u003cbr\u003eApprox 5.5cms (2 1\/4\") wide\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eIn excellent condition\u003cbr\u003eGUARANTEED free from damage and repair\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eNote: the shape of this bottle is such that it is top heavy, and is best laid down. We used bluetak to have it stand vertically for photographing so that the light passes \"through\"\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAbout \"Inside or Reverse\" painted snuff bottles\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWithout doubt, one of the most common questions we are asked with reference to these bottles is \"how\". These are glass bottles which have pictures and often calligraphy painted on the inside surface of the glass.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThese delightful scenes are only a few centimeters tall and are painted while manipulating the brush through the neck of the bottle maybe only 5 millimeters across, and also painted in reverse. Knowledge suggests that artisans painted on their backs to make it easier to work through the narrow opening. The earliest inside painted bottles are thought to have been made in the period in the early 1800s era, by then, the beauty of a snuff bottle was probably more important than utilitarian considerations and in this light, few would have been used for holding snuff.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Chinese Cobalt Blue and Clear Reverse Painted double scene Snuff Bottle

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Chinese Cobalt Blue and Clear Reverse Painted double scene Snuff Bottle

One scene depicts a Man playing a stringed musical instrument in his lap, while seated by a river - the other side depicts an elder standing by a river with mountains in the background

These bottles are painted by skilled painters who paint using the hole in the top of the bottle to apply the paint to the inner walls of the bottle - talk about skill!

c.1950

Approx 7cms (2 3/3") tall
Approx 5.5cms (2 1/4") wide

In excellent condition
GUARANTEED free from damage and repair

Note: the shape of this bottle is such that it is top heavy, and is best laid down. We used bluetak to have it stand vertically for photographing so that the light passes "through"

About "Inside or Reverse" painted snuff bottles

Without doubt, one of the most common questions we are asked with reference to these bottles is "how". These are glass bottles which have pictures and often calligraphy painted on the inside surface of the glass.

These delightful scenes are only a few centimeters tall and are painted while manipulating the brush through the neck of the bottle maybe only 5 millimeters across, and also painted in reverse. Knowledge suggests that artisans painted on their backs to make it easier to work through the narrow opening. The earliest inside painted bottles are thought to have been made in the period in the early 1800s era, by then, the beauty of a snuff bottle was probably more important than utilitarian considerations and in this light, few would have been used for holding snuff.



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Vendor: Oriental
$ 225.00 AUD
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