Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collection of Anita and Mario Zurrer. Robert Kleiner.

Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collection of Anita and Mario Zurrer

London: C.A. Design, 2011. 9.25 x 12", 164 pp., illustrated in color, bibliography, cloth, d.j. Item #108
ISBN: 9789627502814

This book features the collection of Anita and Mario Zurrer. The snuff bottles were collected during their frequent trips abroad.

Catalogues of Chinese snuff bottles are usually presented in a format of each bottle being illustrated and described individually, while this format is perfectly satisfactory for academic or study purposes, it loses sight of one of the great and most mysterious qualities of the snuff bottle, its ability to interact with other examples of completely different shape or color to form exotic and entrancing groups. Anita has always felt strongly about this neglected aspect of the snuff bottle and she played an important role in selecting the combinations in this book, thereby adding an important personal element and confirming her stamp on the collection. This aspect marks the difference between this wonderful book and other snuff bottle catalogues.

Price: $100.00