About

About

While working for 31 years with leading Chinese Snuff Bottle Specialist, Robert Hall, I appraised a large number of snuff bottle collections, wrote and organised many catalogues of collections, and helped dispose of the collections through private sales, and at exhibitions and antiques fairs around the world.

In January of 2018, I branched out on my own and, with the support of Robert and a few collectors, have launched my own business:  Buying and Selling Chinese Snuff Bottles.

I  grew up six miles away from Burghley House, the home of the Marquess of Exeter’s wonderful collection of snuff bottles.  I earned a Master of Arts in the History of Art from St. Andrews University in Scotland.  I am currently resting as a Board Member of the International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society.  I am married to Simon Page, artist, and have two daughters.

To inaugurate my new endeavour, I am presently marketing snuff bottles from three private sources:

  • The Heriot Collection
  • The Collection of Lloyd Noakes
  • The Collection of Mary Ann Bresee

If you would like information or images of any or all of the above, please contact  me.

Susan Page of Susan Page Snuff Bottles

Susan Page

'When asked, as I often have been, who I would recommend as a snuff bottle dealer I am always wary, because this encompasses so many qualities.  Knowledge, empathy, a good eye - and a visionary quality, which is not the same thing - a sensible pricing policy that honestly reflects current values and does not try to extract more from the unwary, a willingness to stand by what one sells and, if necessary, take it back if any material fact proves wrong or mistaken in the light of prevailing knowledge, and, of course, an overall integrity as to the exercise of all of these qualities.

Hugh Moss

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2019-06-20T10:30:48+01:00

Hugh Moss

'When asked, as I often have been, who I would recommend as a snuff bottle dealer I am always wary, because this encompasses so many qualities.  Knowledge, empathy, a good eye - and a visionary quality, which is not the same thing - a sensible pricing policy that honestly reflects current values and does not try to extract more from the unwary, a willingness to stand by what one sells and, if necessary, take it back if any material fact proves wrong or mistaken in the light of prevailing knowledge, and, of course, an overall integrity as to the exercise of all of these qualities.

The winnowing process here usually leaves me recommending very few dealers.  With the advent of Susan Page's independence from Robert Hall, inevitably harmonious given the characters of both, I am delighted to add one more to my list of people I am totally confident in, and whom I can unequivocally recommend at every level to any snuff bottle collector.


Hugh Moss

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2019-06-20T10:40:11+01:00

Hugh Moss

The winnowing process here usually leaves me recommending very few dealers.  With the advent of Susan Page's independence from Robert Hall, inevitably harmonious given the characters of both, I am delighted to add one more to my list of people I am totally confident in, and whom I can unequivocally recommend at every level to any snuff bottle collector.