THE PAVILIONS OF HARROGATE
DECORATIVE, ANTIQUES & ART FAIR
Railway Road, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ
4-6 MAY 2018
An extremely rare and important collection Chinese snuff bottles including one made from tangerine peel will be a major attraction when they go on sale at The Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, 4th – 6th May 2018.
Belonging to York antique dealer Bob Copley, this rare set of some forty 19th century Chinese snuff bottles includes examples in glass, jade, quartz, porcelain, amber and, most extraordinarily, the dried skin of a tangerine. These miniature bottle shaped flasks, often of astonishing beauty and tactile appeal, were made for the Chinese court and popular use during the Qing Dynasty. Snuff bottles are small, made as accoutrements for a pocket or silk pouch attached to robes, ready for immediate use. They formed an essential part of everyday life and were also objects to be admired. Bob Copley’s collection will be for sale, with items from £250 to £5,000 for the rarest. Bob Copley is a member of The International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society based in USA.
The Pavilions of Harrogate Decorative, Antiques & Art Fair always offer exquisite Georgian dining furniture, Edwardian leather settees, silver candelabra, English Studio pottery, Arts & Crafts, Art Deco vases and Art Nouveau bronze sculpture, with plenty of choice for interior designers, the seasoned collector and first-time buyer. In addition, there is a range of exquisite antique jewellery, watches, mid-20th century designer jewellery and accessories.
For the full press release see : Rare Chinese Snuff Bottle Collection at Harrogate Antiques Fair 4-6 May 2018