Detail: This collection was formed from the 1970’s onwards by a businessman who travelled within China, the Far East and Australia and became interested in the art form, delighted by the variety of materials. The first bottles he acquired were in the early 70’s in Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong. In Hong Kong he met Hugh Moss and also YF Yang – with whom he enjoyed a long relationship. He also met with Robert Kleiner and then Robert Hall in London. In 2012 Robert Kleiner produced a catalogue of the collection. Nearly all types of snuff bottle are represented and they are of the highest quality.