Snuff Bottle

Art of being happy

There are four qualities every serious collector looks for in a work of art: beauty, rarity, quality, and clean provenance or authenticity.

Wednesday, 13 October, 2010, 12:00am

Snuff bottles from celebrated collection to go under hammer

Snuff bottles were once all the rage in China. Thanks to Bonhams' auction of rare collectors' items, they are set to be in vogue again with the cognoscenti.

During its eagerly anticipated 2010 spring auction, the auction house will offer a unique cache of 141 Chinese snuff bottles worth a total of more than HK$40 million from the celebrated Mary and George Bloch Collection.

19 May 2010 - 12:00am

Up to snuff

An enamelled glass miniature double-gourd snuff bottle from the Qian Long period (1736-1795) fetched $1.67 million at a Sotheby's sale.

29 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Time to have your say on the state of Hong Kong arts

UPSET about the state of the arts in Hong Kong? Want to state your opinions publicly? The newly-formed Arts Development Council is organising two public forums this month to discuss its five-year strategic plan for Arts Development.

7 Sep 1995 - 12:00am