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Preview Event: “House of Serendipity: Chinese Snuff Bottles from a Private Collection”

October 29, 2015 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Heritage Museum of Asian Art
211 W 23rd St
Chicago, IL 60616

The Heritage Museum of Asian Art is giving a sneak peek of its upcoming “House of Serendipity: Chinese Snuff Bottles from a Private Collection” exhibit with a preview event on October 29, from 6:30-8PM. The exhibit opens to the public on October 30.

Although smoking tobacco was banned in 17th century China, it was a part of social ritual to use powdered tobacco. Powdered tobacco, known as snuff, was considered to be a remedy for common illnesses and offering a pinch of snuff was a common way to greet friends and relatives. Snuff bottles became an object of beauty and a way to represent status and wealth. Decorative bottles were, and remain, time-consuming in their production and are thus desirable for today’s collectors.

The evening will also include wine and hors d’oeuvres from Sweet Station.

You can RSVP by contacting [email protected] or call 312-842-8884.

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