Chinese Snuff Bottles at the Met Museum – New York

Chinese Snuff Bottles at the Met Museum – New YorkChinese Snuff Bottles at the Met Museum – New York

July 19, 2013 through June 15, 2014

– Featuring a variety of Chinese snuff bottles created during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in almost every medium from ivory and lacquer to porcelain and precious stone to metalwork and even painting and calligraphy, Small Delights: Chinese Snuff Bottles, reflects the artistic developments over five millennia of Chinese civilization as seen through prized personal objects. A mixture of ground tobacco, herbs and spices, snuff was popularized in China by European envoys, merchants and missionaries during the second half of the seventeenth century resulting in the establishment of royal ateliers that manufactured the miniature masterpieces highlighted in this installation, particularly those made during the Qianlong Period (1736 to 1795) and Jiaqing Period (1796 to 1820) of the Qing Dynasty (1644 to 1912) such as the, “Snuff Bottle with Peony and Bird,” (Qianlong Period) and the, “Snuff Bottle with Dragon Chasing a Flaming Pearl,” (Jiaqing Period), which were especially prized for their high technical virtuosity and exquisite artistic sophistication.

 

"Snuff Bottle with Peony and Bird" (Qing Dynasty: Qianlong Period, 1736-1795)

“Snuff Bottle with Peony and Bird” (Qing Dynasty: Qianlong Period, 1736-1795)

"Snuff Bottle with Dragon Chasing a Flaming Pearl" (Qing Dynasty: Jiaqing Period, 1796–1820)

“Snuff Bottle with Dragon Chasing a Flaming Pearl” (Qing Dynasty: Jiaqing Period, 1796–1820)


 

Official Exhibition Website

 

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

1000 FIFTH AVENUE

NEW YORK, NY 10028

(212) 535-7710

 

 

 

 

 

 

SMALL DELIGHTS: CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES

 

VISITING HOURS:

OPEN SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY FROM 10 A.M. TO 5:30 P.M.

OPEN FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FROM 10 A.M. TO 9 P.M.

CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY, DECEMBER 25, JANUARY 1 AND THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY.

 

ADMISSION:

$25 RECOMMENDED FOR AN ADULT TICKET.

$17 RECOMMENDED FOR A SENIOR TICKET (65 AND OVER).

$12 RECOMMENDED FOR A STUDENT TICKET (25 AND UNDER).

FREE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 12 ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

FEE INCLUDES ACCESS TO THE PERMANENT COLLECTION AND ALL EXHIBITIONS AS WELL AS ADMISSION TO THE CLOISTERS MUSEUM AND GARDENS IN NORTHERN MANHATTAN.

PURCHASING TICKETS ONLINE REQUIRES THAT YOU PAY THE FULL SUGGESTED PRICE PLUS A PER TICKET SERVICE CHARGE.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PAY LESS THAN THE SUGGESTED ADMISSION PRICE, PURCHASE YOUR TICKET AT THE MUSEUM BOX OFFICE.

TO HELP COVER THE COSTS OF EXHIBITIONS AND OPERATIONS, THE MUSEUM RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS THAT VISITORS PAY THE FULL RECOMMENDED AMOUNT.

 

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE

 

 

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