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Meet The Author

15.07.2021  |  HUGH MOSS

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After many books about snuff bottles dealing with the history, or the different types of snuff bottles, Stuart Sargent and I were invited to write a different sort of book about the Mullin Collection.  Formed in the mid-twentieth century, Russel Mullin was one of a now legendary group of Californians, and other American collectors, who were all in touch with each other, and enjoyed the focus of Lilla Perry who was writing the first major western book on the subject.  We decided to take advantage of the wealth of correspondence we had access to in order to build a picture of this exciting time in snuff-bottle collecting history, and focus on the story of the Mullin collection, as much as on the bottles in it.” 

- Hugh Moss on the book "This Snuff Bottle Monkey Business"


Meet Hugh Moss: author, collector, artist extraordinaire, with experience in Chinese and Japanese art dealing. He has been living in Hong Kong since 1975. He writes articles, books and lectures extensively on Chinese snuff bottles, other aspects of Chinese art, including late Qing and modern paintings.  

His publications, to name a few, include The Art of Understanding Art - A New Perspective (Profile Books, 2015), This Snuff Bottle Monkey Business (CA Design, 2012), and the FranzArt Collection series with Hedda Franz, Stuart Sargent and Peter Suart. The book Beyond the Stage of Time: The Master of the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat celebrates his extraordinary life and career (Rasti Art, 2020).


Thursday, 15 July 2021

6 - 8 pm

​TheBookshop, G/F., Hong Kong Museum of Art

10 Salisbury Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon

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