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Articles and Essays

The articles below have previously been published elsewhere, but mostly in the journal of the International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society, they are reproduced here with the permission of the publishers. The location and date of each publication can be found below the thumbnails.
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Unified Theory

A Unified Theory of Art:
Making Sense of It All
Hugh Moss

Originally published: Still Point Arts Quarterly, Spring 2017, Issue No. 25. (Click here to go to their site)

Unified Theory

High Art in Low Places
Hugh Moss
Parts I and II

Originally published: ICSBS Journal, Winter 2014 and Autumn 2015

Coconut shell

Coconut-Shell Snuff Bottles,
Hugh Moss and Stuart H. Sargent
Parts I and II

Originally published: ICSBS Journal, Autumn 2013 and Autumn 2014

Crowning Glory

Crowning Glory : The Art of the
Snuff Bottle Stopper
Hugh M. Moss

Parts I and II

Originally published: ICSBS Journal, Winter 2012 and Spring 2014

How art works

An Artist's Perspective:
How Art Works

Hugh Moss discusses the viewing of a Chinese handscroll, which provides a key to the formulation of a unified theory of art.

Originally published in Orientations March 2013, pp.186-188

Wrong end of the Dragon

The Wrong End of the Dragon
Hugh Moss

Originally published: ICSBS Journal, Winter 2008

Literati Texts

Literati Texts and
Snuff Bottle Culture
Richard John Lynn

Originally published: ICSBS Journal, Autumn 2008

Bragge

The William Bragge
Illustrated Album
Hugh Moss

Originally published: ICSBS Journal, Winter 2006

Mysteries of the Ancient moon

Mysteries of the Ancient Moon
Hugh Moss

Originally published: ICSBS Journal, Spring 2006

Response and Responsibility

Response and Responsibility: Reassessing The Past
Hugh Moss

Originally published: ICSBS Journal, Winter 2005

An Overview of Qing Glass

An Overview of Qing Glass Snuff-Bottle Production
Hugh Moss
Parts I and II

Originally published: ICSBS Journal, Spring 2004 and part II Autumn 2004

Esoteric Collecting

Esoteric Collecting
Hugh Moss

Originally published: ICSBS Journal, Winter 1999

'INK-PLAY' AGATES

'Ink-Play' Agates
Hugh Moss
Originally published: ICSBS Journal, Autumn 1997

Lingnan

The Lingnan School of Snuff Bottle Interior Painters
Hugh Moss
Parts I and II

Originally published: ICSBS Journal, Spring 1991 and Spring 1993

Grave

Confusion from the Grave
Hugh Moss

Originally published: ICSBS Journal,Spring 1989

Understanding our Collections

Understanding our Collections
Hugh Moss

Originally published: ICSBS Journal, Winter 1985

Apricot Grove

The Apricot Grove Studio
The Ye Family of Snuff Bottle Artists
Hugh Moss

Originally published: ICSBS Journal, various, from Spring 1982-Winter 1985

Towards a better understanding

Chinese Snuff Bottles
Toward a Better Understanding

Hugh Moss

Originally published: ICSBS Journal, Winter 1984

European influence

European Influence on the Qing Imperial Workshops
Hugh Moss

Originally published: ICSBS Journal, Spring 1979

Guide to marks

A Guide To Marks On Chinese Ceramics Of The Ming And Qing Dynasties
Hugh Moss

Originally published: ICSBS Journal, Summer and Autumn 1978

 

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