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Limited Editon print ‘Snuff Bottles From the Qing Dynasty‘
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“Smoking tobacco was illegal during the Qing Dynasty,” explains Maaike. “But the use of snuff was allowed because the Chinese considered it to be a remedy for common illnesses such as colds, headaches and stomach disorders. The bottles were typically decorated with paintings or carvings, which distinguished those of different quality and value. Some were regarded as objects of high value, exchanged to mark social ties or presented as gifts from the imperial court.” Consequently, there’s a lot of symbolism and meaning in the pictures portrayed on snuff bottles, and Maaike’s four contemporary designs follow that tradition.

– A3 size (297x420mm)
– Exclusive to Creative Boom
– Free delivery, tracked and insured
– Available for a limited time only
– Giclée printing quality
– 100% carbon neutral
– Sold unframed