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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 or call 312-842-8884.

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