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January 28, 2022, 10:22:13 am
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« on: February 17, 2019, 11:21:49 am »

Hello fellow collectors! I have a question concerning snuff bottle production. I read somewhere that inside painted snuff bottle production was greatly reduced in the 30s 40s and had to be revived in the late 40s after the art was almost lost. Is this true? I am new to collecting having just started last August.  Prices seem to be all over the place! Thanks for any input! Vernon
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2019, 07:20:13 pm »

Dear Vernon,

      Welcome to the Forum.

    Yes this is true. Think about China, especially north China, where the main centres of production of inside painted snuff bottles were located [Beijing and Shandong].

    The Japanese Imperial Forces invaded Manchuria, bordering China on the north in Sept. 1931, and then China in July 1937.

    This hurt business, as you may well imagine. The Japanese were sent packing in late 1945, but then there was a civil war between the Nationalist Guomintang and the Communists, till the Commies kicked out the Nationalists in 1949.
   
    One great thing the Communists did, was to preserve artistry and artisanry among those who'd survived.
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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2019, 06:53:04 am »

Extremely interesting! I have noticed some real sloppy paint jobs on some enamel over brass bottles. Perhaps from same time period?
Thanks Joey, for enlightening me on this very interesting subject!  Vernon
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