Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Snuff Bottle with Gladiola, Still Life Oil by Linda McCoy

Snuff bottles were used by the Chinese during the Qing Dynasty to contain powdered tobacco. Smoking tobacco was illegal during the Dynasty, but the use of snuff was allowed because the Chinese considered snuff to be a remedy for common illnesses such as colds, headaches and stomach disorders. Therefore, snuff was carried in a small bottle like other medicines. The snuff bottle is comparable to the snuff box used by Europeans. (Wikipedia)
A fun little painting with a lot of details. 6"x6" Oil on gallery wrapped stretched canvas. $100.00 tcoy1@msn.com if you are interested in purchasing.

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