Snuff bottles are often known as miniature artworks. They were introduced to China by European visitors during the late Ming and early Qing Dynasty. In China, they were initially popular as miniature containers for imported ground tobacco, and as their popularity grew, so did the craftsmanship. These delicately carved and ornate bottles were made to fit comfortably in the palm and have developed into a collectable form of art.
Bai Win has an extensive collection of snuff bottles, made of porcelain, jade, amber, agate and other materials.