Snuff Bottle With Inside Painting--- Running Horses

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Please Note: This product is custom-made with high quality material and exquisite inner painting, so it has a high decorative and artistic value.Chinese snuff bottle is called the epitome of Chinese art, such as painting, calligraphy, carving, inlaying, handicrafts, ceramics, glassware, enamel,etc. And it really is. This is why Chinese snuff bottle is well-known all over the world for years.It is said that snuff-bottle with inner painting was emerged between the years of Qianlong and Jiaqing (two Qing Dynasties) ,so this unique Chinese art has a history of 200 years. Here is an legend of its origin. In the late years of Qianlong (a Qing Dynasty), a businessman went to Beijing for business and then addicted to snuff. Unfortunately, his business failed and all money run out, he had to lodge in a poor temple. Due to the snuffing addiction, he dug the remainder on the inside surface of a snuff bottle by a smoke-pick. As a result he drew many marks in it. Later a Buddhist monk saw this and got an inspiration. He then dug a picture of bamboo with hook inside the surface of a transparent bottle. This may be how the inside-painting snuff bottle occurs.At the beginning the skilled painters painted on the inside surface of the transparent snuff bottle. It is difficult to finish the inner painting because of the smooth surface. Then the snuff bottle is filled with iron sand and emery, shaken and rubbed. In this way the skilled artist can paint many complicated pictures, such as the figures, flowers, birds etc. All work should be done with great care. From the years of Guangxu to early 20th century, the art of inside painting reached its prosperity.To make an inside painting, painters must work on the rubbed inside surface throughout the mouth of a bottle, and paint in reverse with a specialized brush. Because of vivid painting and skilled techniques, the snuff bottle looks magnificent and smooth. And it has won the admiration of millions of people from home and abroad. Made of high-quality glass, and inside painted exquisitely with running horses, this snuff bottle has a high artistic and decorative value. Horse is another animal frequently used in the decorative work. The horse is one of the Seven Treasures of Buddhism. Its symbolism points to speed, perseverance, rank, wealth and power. The bottle top is made of precious agate. If you are big fans of Chinese culture, you may choose snuff bottle with inside painting to collect. There is a high value in collecting these inside painted snuff bottle made by masters. Material: High-quality glass Inner painting: Running horses Dimensions: 4"H??â??ÿ?"L??â??ÿ?"1/4W Bottle top: Made of precious agate Preparation Time: 2-3 working days
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