Click On Globe To View Forum Visitors From Around The World

General information about the Site

This snuff bottle community forum is dedicated to the novice, more experienced, and expert collectors. Topics are intended to cover all aspects and types of bottle collecting. To include trials, tribulations, identifying, researching, and much more.


Among other things, donations help keep the forum free from Google type advertisements, and also make it possible to purchases additional photo hosting MB space.

Forum Bottle in the Spotlight

Samson shared this beautiful Ye Zhongsan landscape bottle

Gotheborg's Marks On Chinese Porcelain


Snuff Bottle Collector

Chinese Snuff Bottle Discussion Forum 中國鼻煙壺討論論壇
October 21, 2018, 02:57:32 am
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
  Home Help Search Contact Login Register  

The Mongolian Connection

Pages: [1] 2
Author Topic: The Mongolian Connection  (Read 1488 times)
Private Boards
Hero Member
Gender: Male
Posts: 5238

View Profile
« on: September 03, 2017, 09:32:29 pm »

Dear Inn Bok,

I am delighted to hear that you used to carry a snuff bottle around on a daily basis! It really does add another dimension to them. It did for me, at least.

That is interesting what you said about whether snuff-taking is a living tradition in the West. I think it is still quite popular in Germany and Austria. When visiting Innsbruck a few years ago I was walking past a tobacconist shop with my family when I stopped dead in my tracks. In the display window, alongside pipes and cigar cases, were several snuff bottles. I immediately went inside to examine them more closely. They were mostly made of salt-glaze pottery, of the type used for making German beer steins, and with similar decorative motifs. The shop assistant confirmed that the snuff bottles came from Bavaria, where they "still make them for local snuff-takers". They cost just a few Euros, and were perfectly functional.

« Last Edit: September 03, 2017, 09:35:28 pm by Wattana » Report Spam   Logged

Collecting since 1972

Pages: [1] 2
Jump to:  

Powered by EzPortal