perfume container

Glass perfume bottle, painted on the inside with copies of scenes from a 4000 year old painting, 'San ch'ing ke liang'. This method of painting on the inside of glass bottles was common in Shandong province, done by artists who would lie down and look up into the glass bottles in order to paint them. They were painted with very fine bamboo sticks made supple by holding them in a flame.

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