Vintage Chinese porcelain snuff bottle is quite
beautiful. Hand painted art on the outside of
snuff bottle. Great Condition, no chips or
History of Snuff Bottles: Tobacco usage spread
from America To Europe to China during the 17th
Century. Europeans carried their boxes and took
a pinch with their fingertips. The Chinese upper
class, because of their lengthy fingernails, found
this inconvenient and devised a bottle with a fitted
stopper and attached spoon. These objects soon
became objects of art. Snuff bottles were fashioned
from precious and semi-precious stones, glass,
porcelain and pottery, wood, metals, and ivory.
Glass and transparent stone bottles often were
enhanced further with delicate hand paintings,
some done on the interiors of the bottle.