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Vintage Snuff Bottle /Glass Painted Bottle / Home Decor / Accessories/ Inside Painted Bottle/ Vintage Accessory/ Decor .. glass bottle painted on the inside with differing scenes. Asian vintage bottle, gift.
Set of 4 glass snuff bottle hand painted inside, are shipped in special gift box.
Size: 75mm x 40mm
Without doubt, the class of bottle that arouses most interest in the non-collector is that known as inside painted. These are glass bottles which have pictures and often calligraphy painted on the inside surface of the glass.
These delightful scenes are only an inch or two high and are painted while manipulating the brush through the neck of the bottle maybe only a quarter inch across, and also painted in reverse. Ursula Bourne, in her treatise on snuff, suggests that artisans painted on their backs to make it easier to work through the narrow opening It has been said that a skilled artist may complete a simple bottle in a week while something special may take a month or more and that the best craftsmen will produce only a few bottles in a year.
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