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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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A Chinese Cloisonne Snuff Bottle

June 24, 2017, 4:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Snow Storm Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

June 24, 2017, 4:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

June 24, 2017, 4:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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A Chinese Metal Snuff Bottle

June 24, 2017, 4:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Peking Glass Gold Flask Snuff Bottle

June 24, 2017, 4:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Carved Peking Glass Chinese Snuff Bottle

June 24, 2017, 4:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Fileomiroi Peking Glass Snuf Bottle

June 24, 2017, 4:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A REVOLVING BLUE AND WHITE SNUFF BOTTLE

June 24, 2017, 1:30 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$800 (starting bid)

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A BLACK LACQUERED MOTHER-OF-PEARL SNUFF BOTTLE

June 24, 2017, 1:30 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$650 (starting bid)

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A MOSS-GREEN AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

June 24, 2017, 1:30 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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AN AGATE CARVED 'PEANUT' SNUFF BOTTLE

June 24, 2017, 1:30 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$4,000 (starting bid)

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A SET OF THREE CERAMIC SNUFF BOTTLES

June 24, 2017, 1:30 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$650 (starting bid)

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A GLASS PAINTED OVERLAY SNUFF BOTTLE

June 24, 2017, 1:30 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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A GLASS 'LOTUS' SNUFF BOTTLE

June 24, 2017, 1:30 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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A GOURD BLUE GLAZED SNUFF BOTTLE

June 24, 2017, 1:30 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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A SET OF THREE CERAMIC SNUFF BOTTLES

June 24, 2017, 1:30 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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A WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE

June 24, 2017, 1:30 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A VINTAGE GLASS HERBAL SNUFF BOTTLE

June 24, 2017, 1:30 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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A FIVE COLOR OVERLAY WHITE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

June 24, 2017, 1:30 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$950 (starting bid)

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Group of Chinese Antique Snuff Bottles

June 24, 2017, 4:00 PM PST
La Puente, CA, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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Group of Antique Agate Snuff Bottles

June 24, 2017, 4:00 PM PST
La Puente, CA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Pair of Antique Inside Painted Agate Snuff Bottles

June 24, 2017, 4:00 PM PST
La Puente, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Group of Chinese Antique Medicine Bottles

June 24, 2017, 4:00 PM PST
La Puente, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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3x Chinese snuff bottles

June 25, 2017, 10:00 AM AEST
Fyshwick, Australia

AUD50 (starting bid)

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Chinese Glass Snuff Bottle

June 25, 2017, 12:30 PM AEST
Woollahra, Australia

AUD100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Red Glass Snuff Bottle

June 25, 2017, 12:30 PM AEST
Woollahra, Australia

AUD100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Glass Snuff Bottle

June 25, 2017, 12:30 PM AEST
Woollahra, Australia

AUD191 (starting bid)

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Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle

June 25, 2017, 12:30 PM AEST
Woollahra, Australia

AUD100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

June 25, 2017, 12:30 PM AEST
Woollahra, Australia

AUD191 (starting bid)

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Chinese Glass Snuff Bottle

June 25, 2017, 12:30 PM AEST
Woollahra, Australia

AUD191 (1 bid)

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A Chinese Ceramic Snuff Bottle, a Rooster on a Lapis Blue Ground & Gilt Cap

June 25, 2017, 1:00 PM AEST
Alexandria, Australia

AUD40 (starting bid)

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An Amethyst Glass Snuff Bottle in the Form of Duck with Head Under the Waves

June 25, 2017, 1:00 PM AEST
Alexandria, Australia

AUD50 (starting bid)

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A Vintage/Antique Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle - Signed

June 24, 2017, 11:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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A Chinese inside-painted glass snuff bottle, 19/20th C.

June 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Bruges, Belgium

€70 (starting bid)

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A Chinese inside-painted glass snuff bottle, 20th C.

June 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Bruges, Belgium

€70 (starting bid)

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A Chinese inside-painted glass snuff bottle, 19/20th C.

June 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Bruges, Belgium

€70 (starting bid)

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A Chinese blue and white overlay glass snuff bottle, 19th C.

June 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Bruges, Belgium

€70 (starting bid)

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A Chinese pale celadon jade snuff bottle, 18/19th C.

June 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Bruges, Belgium

€150 (starting bid)

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Two Chinese inside-painted glass snuff bottles with a cat and a tiger, 20th C.

June 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Bruges, Belgium

€100 (starting bid)

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A Chinese famille rose moulded snuff bottle with 18 Luohan, Xianfeng mark and poss. period

June 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Bruges, Belgium

€100 (starting bid)

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Five various Chinese snuff bottles, 19/20th C.

June 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Bruges, Belgium

€250 (starting bid)

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Two Chinese encrusted rock crystal and agate snuff bottles, 19/20th C.

June 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Bruges, Belgium

€100 (1 bid)

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A Chinese agate snuff bottle, 19/20th C.

June 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Bruges, Belgium

€150 (2 bids)

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A Chinese inside-painted glass snuff bottle, 20th C.

June 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Bruges, Belgium

€70 (starting bid)

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A Chinese inside-painted glass snuff bottle, 20th C.

June 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Bruges, Belgium

€70 (starting bid)

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A set of 6 various Chinese glass and porcelain snuff bottles, 19/20th C.

June 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Bruges, Belgium

€70 (starting bid)

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A fine Chinese agate snuff bottle, 18/19th C.

June 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Bruges, Belgium

€100 (starting bid)

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A fine Chinese agate snuff bottle with Liu Hai, 18/19th C.

June 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Bruges, Belgium

€100 (starting bid)

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Two Chinese blue, white and underglaze red snuff bottles, 19/20th C.

June 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Bruges, Belgium

€100 (1 bid)

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A Chinese carved bamboo snuff bottle, 19/20th C.

June 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Bruges, Belgium

€50 (starting bid)

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A set of four Chinese glass and porcelain snuff bottles, 19/20th C.

June 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Bruges, Belgium

€70 (starting bid)

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A set of four Chinese glass and porcelain snuff bottles, 19/20th C.

June 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Bruges, Belgium

€70 (starting bid)

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A fine Chinese famille rose ruby ground snuff bottle, 19th C.

June 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Bruges, Belgium

€100 (starting bid)

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A set of five Chinese coral and lacquer snuff bottles, 19/20th C.

June 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Bruges, Belgium

€70 (starting bid)

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A Chinese carved red and white jade snuff bottle in the shape of a carp, 19th C.

June 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Bruges, Belgium

€300 (starting bid)

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Three Chinese red coral figures incl. a snuff bottle, 19/20th C.

June 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Bruges, Belgium

€200 (starting bid)

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