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Jack J. and Therese G. Katz Chinese snuff bottles

 Collection — other: 47 items
Identifier: 11-MWalB02670

Scope and Contents

This collection of 47 Chinese snuff bottles was a gift given to Brandeis University by Jack J. Katz, a lawyer from New York City, and his wife, Therese G. Katz, in 1964.  The bottles range in date from the 18th to 19th centuries and illustrate the wide range of materials used in Chinese snuff bottles: jade, beryl, agate, crystal, amethyst, nephrite, malachite, steatite, chalcedony, turquoise, mother of pearl, cinnabar, coral, ivory, bamboo, porcelain, glass, cloisonné, and burguate lacquer.


  • circa 1700-1900
  • Majority of material found in 18th and 19th centuries
  • Other: Date acquired: 1964

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University. Please contact the department for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests to reproduce or publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.


47.00 Items

6 Boxes

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Arranged individually in numbered boxes.

Source of Acquisition

Donated by Jack J. Katz and Therese G. Katz.

Other Descriptive Information

Addenda to this collection may not be listed in the finding aid, but may be available for research use. Please contact us for more information.

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Repository Details

Part of the Brandeis University Repository

415 South St.
Waltham MA

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