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Chinese Snuff Bottles

Chinese snuff bottles, only a couple inches in height, are pieces of art that once held powdered tobacco as a remedy for headaches, stomachaches, and other ailments. These small bottles can be made from glass, jade, ivory, ceramic, and metal, among other materials. The more intricately and beautifully decorated the bottle, the higher status or rank of the owner in historical China.

Due to the humid climate of China, snuff would normally stick together and become a solid block in a container that was not fully sealed. Realizing this, Emperor Kangxi commissioned the creation of beautifully hand-decorated medicine bottles with well-fitted lids during the Qing Dynasty. Since then, the popularity of these snuff bottles grew and snuff bottles became synonymous with aristocracy.


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Two Chinese Snuff Bottles

January 18, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

January 18, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese Blue and White Snuff Bottle

January 18, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

January 18, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottle

January 18, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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Chinese Peking Snuff Bottle

January 18, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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TWO SILVER TIBETAN SNUFF BOTTLES WITH APPLIED STONES

January 19, 2017, 12:00 PM AEDT
Melbourne, Australia

AUD260 (starting bid)

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AN AGATE CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLE WITH CARNELIAN STOPPER, PROPORTED TO BE DAO GUANG PERIOD

January 19, 2017, 12:00 PM AEDT
Melbourne, Australia

AUD180 (starting bid)

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A QUARTZ SNUFF BOTTLE, WITH INTRICATE CARVING (MINOR CHIP)

January 19, 2017, 12:00 PM AEDT
Melbourne, Australia

AUD70 (starting bid)

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A ROSE QUARTZ SNUFF BOTTLE IN THE SHAPE OF A FROG

January 19, 2017, 12:00 PM AEDT
Melbourne, Australia

AUD70 (starting bid)

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A MOSS AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE WITH SILVERED STOPPER, PROPORTED TO BE DAO GUANG PERIOD

January 19, 2017, 12:00 PM AEDT
Melbourne, Australia

AUD180 (starting bid)

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Chinese Silver & Amber Chinese Snuff Bottle

January 18, 2017, 6:00 PM PST
Gardnerville, NV, USA

$350 (starting bid)

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White Snuff Bottle With Blue Lid

January 19, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Springfield, OH, USA

$40 (3 bids)

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Oriental Stone Snuff Bottle

January 19, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Springfield, OH, USA

$15 (2 bids)

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Carved Brown Jade Snuff Bottle

January 19, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Springfield, OH, USA

$10 (2 bids)

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Pair Of Oriental Jade Snuff Bottles

January 19, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Springfield, OH, USA

$15 (2 bids)

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An 18th Century Chinese wooden hand, bearing traces of gesso decoration, 23

January 20, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
Newark, United Kingdom

£30 (starting bid)

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3 JADE AND JADE TYPE SNUFF BOTTLES

January 20, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Newark, OH, USA

$5 (1 bid)

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A Glazed Chinese Dragon-decorating Snuff Bottle

January 20, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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An Elephant-decorating Chinese Overlay Snuff Bottle

January 20, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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An Orange Myth-beast Chinese Snuff Bottle

January 20, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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An Overlay Foreign Lady Painting Snuff Bottle

January 20, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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A Buddha'shand-within Estate Snuff Bottle

January 20, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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A Duo-handled Lady-portrait Chinese Snuff Bottle

January 20, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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An Estate Chinese Kids-hangingout Snuff Bottle

January 20, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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An Estate Chinese Family-sceen Snuff Bottle

January 20, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Two Chinese Estate Metal&Glass Snuff Bottles

January 20, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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An Estate Story-telling Chinese Snuff Bottle

January 20, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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An Overlay Chinese Story-telling Snuff Bottle

January 20, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Dragon-decorating Snuff Bottle

January 20, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Estate Snuff Bottle

January 20, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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Chinese Estate Snuff Bottle

January 20, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Estate Snuff Bottle

January 20, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Estate Snuff Bottle

January 20, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Estate Snuff Bottle

January 20, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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An Estate Overlay Snuff Bottle

January 20, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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A Beast-decorated Oveylay Snuff Bottle

January 20, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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An Estate Lady-portrait Chinese Snuff Bottle

January 20, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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A Leaf-shape Chinese Flower-blossom Snuff Bottle

January 20, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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An Estate Chinese Snuff Bottle

January 20, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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A Man-portrait Chinese Snuff Bottle

January 20, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Estate Duo-fish Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle

January 20, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$75 (starting bid)

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An Estate Nature-sceen Snuff Bottle

January 20, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Yellow Overlay Chinese Snuff Bottle

January 20, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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An Overlay Chinese Snuff Bottle

January 20, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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An Overlay Round-shape Chinese Snuff Bottle

January 20, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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An Overlay Lake-sceen Chinese Snuff Bottle

January 20, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Glas-Snuffbottle, CHINA, 1. Hälfte 20. Jh.

January 21, 2017, 11:00 AM CET
Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany

€40 (starting bid)

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Snuffbottle aus Elfenbein. CHINA, 1. Hälfte 20. Jh.

January 21, 2017, 11:00 AM CET
Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany

€110 (starting bid)

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Jade Boulder Snuff Bottle

January 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Celadon, Russet Jade Snuff Bottle

January 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Lavender Jade Snuff Bottle

January 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Collection of 5 Ceramic Snuff Bottles

January 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

$175 (starting bid)

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Green, White, Lavender Jade Snuff Bottle

January 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese Spinach Jade Snuff Bottle

January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Charlottesville, VA, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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Chinese Snuff Bottles Porcelain & Glass Pair

January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Charlottesville, VA, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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ANTIQUE Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle with carvings, 18th Century, 3

January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Gaithersburg, MD, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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ANTIQUE Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle with carvinga. 18th Century. 2 3/4

January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Gaithersburg, MD, USA

$300 (1 bid)

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ANTIQUE Three Chinese Hardstone and Opal snuff bottles,  Late 19th century,  2 1/2

January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Gaithersburg, MD, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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OLD pair Chinese Peking Glass snuff bottles, 3

January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Gaithersburg, MD, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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