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ART & LITERATURE

  

 

 

  snuff bottles

 

China

Crystal snuff bottles that have been inside-painted (fig.), i.e. with illustrations and often with Chinese calligraphy hand-painted on the inside surface of the glass, produced in reverse fashion.

 

These kinds of flasks are usually flat in shape and this art is in Chinese known as nei hua, whilst inside-painted snuff bottles are called nei hua hu (内画壶 - fig.).

 

  snuff bottles