A very happy hand-painted Chinese porcelain snuff bottle that makes you smile. The bright yellow and red colors are vibrant. A great and reasonably priced addition to your snuff bottle collection, or even just a happy piece to intersperse with other Oriental items.
Country of Origin: China.
Size: Approximately 3" by 2" by 1".
Signed: See bottom photo.
Condition: Very Good.
Snuff bottles were used by the Chinese during the Qing Dynasty to contain powdered tobacco. Smoking tobacco was illegal during the Qing Dynasty, but the use of snuff was allowed because the Chinese considered snuff to be a remedy for common illnesses such as colds, headaches and stomach disorders. Therefore, snuff was carried in a small bottle like other medicines. China has wonderful raw materials to make high quality ceramics. The snuff bottle replaced the snuff box used by Europeans.
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