How do you imagine a party in ancient China? The gentlemen in the old days, just as people in the modern years, loved to talk about their razzle-dazzle accessories and show off their unparalleled, remarkable taste at social occasions.
Snuff Bottles Represent Social Status and Wealth
If you accidentally time-travel to the Ching dynasty and luckily be invited to a fancy party, what should you do to make yourself less awkward and assimilate into the aristocratic community? All you need is a tiny but exquisite garnish as a gate-pass, just like this Peking Emerald Glass Snuff Bottle.
Peking Emerald Glass Snuff Bottle
Material: Peking glass
Period: c. 1800’s.
Dimension: 7.5H x 5.5W x 2.5D cm
A Sneak Peek of Chinese Art from the Antique Snuff Bottles
At first glance, the color and the texture look no different from white jade and emerald. The craftsman created the snuff bottle with white glass and covered it with a green glass coat, and later carved the green layer into three goldfish and aquatic plants. In Chinese culture, goldfish, with the pronunciation similar to gold and jade(金玉), are believed to bring wealth, peace, and good luck; on the other hand, three is an auspicious number with the meaning of richness.
In conclusion, the pattern of three goldfish swimming leisurely in the water is a blessing for a carefree, wealthy life.
Express Sincere Blessing with Antique Snuff Bottles
Since Snuff bottles are handy and delicate, they are considered not only objects of art and history but also marvelous gifts to friends and family nowadays.
If you would like to surprise your loved ones, an antique snuff bottle is absolutely an ideal choice!
Come to our showroom to pick up your favorite one.