Chinese Art In Miniature: Presentation and Discussion By Ted Dorf

Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 7pm

The Mansion

Chinese Art In Miniature:
Presentation and Discussion By Ted Dorf

Featuring Miniature Snuff Bottles from the collection of Joan and Ted Dorf

A product of the 19th century, snuff bottles are made of many materials including jade, organic products, glass, hard stones, metal, lacquer, and ceramic. The bottles were very popular during the Ching Dynasty because they contained powdered tobacco—considered then to be a remedy for common illnesses such as colds, headaches, and stomachaches. Due to their popularity, snuff bottles developed into an art form with Chinese carvings, paintings, calligraphy, and poetry, and were used as currency, rewards, and collectables. 

Ted Dorf is a member and former Vice President of the International Chinese Snuff Society.

Free, but reservations are required.

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