Chinese Snuff Bottles


The exhibition Chinese Snuff Bottles included some 600 bottles of jade, porcelain, crystal, lacquer, glass and many other materials dating mainly from the Manchu Qing dynasty (1644–1911). These were among Chester Beatty’s earliest acquisitions.

Chinese Snuff Bottles is the accompanying catalogue written by Michael C Hughes. It features 275 large colour reproductions.

This catalogue is a hardback format and measures 35 x 24.8 x 3 cm.


  • Dimensions: 35 x 24.8 x 3 cm
  • Weight: 2750g
  • Author: Michael C Hughes
  • Publisher: The International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society (2009)
  • Pages: 372
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9789627287575