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Thrill of the hunt draws collector of elaborate Chinese bottles

  • KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Kevin Au shows the small spoon that connects to the lid of an antique snuff bottle.
  • KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM
    One of Kevin Au's most recent acquisitions: a contemporary snuff bottle featuring a goldfish motif.
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    Some of the bottles are painted inside out.
  • KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Kevin Au's collection includes about 100 varied styles of snuff bottles that date from as early as the 18th century.
  • KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM
    A varied collection of Au's antique snuff bottles at his home in Kahala.

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