Dec 11, 2012

The inner painting of snuff bottles is a traditional Chinese handicraft art with a history of more than a hundred years. The bottles are made from transparent materials such as crystal or glass. The paintings are uniquely created by manipulating a painting brush and painting on the inner surface of the snuff bottles.

Gao Dongsheng's inner-painted snuff bottle: 100 Children. [Photo: Courtesy of Gao Dongsheng]

Gao Dongsheng's inner-painted snuff bottle: Juan Antonio Samaranch, the former president of IOC from 1980 to 2001. [Photo: Courtesy of Gao Dongsheng]

Foreign visitors are curiously watching Gao Dongsheng painting inside a snuff bottle. [Photo: Courtesy of Gao Dongsheng]

Juan Antonio Samaranch, the former president of IOC from 1980 to 2001, received a snuff bottle with an inner painting of his portrait as a gift in 2008. [Photo: Courtesy of Gao Dongsheng]

 

SOURCE : english.cri.cn

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