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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 Vintage Peking Glass Chinese Snuff Bottle

February 18, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle - Vintage and Signed

February 18, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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A vintage Peking Glass Chinese Snuff Bottle

February 18, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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A Vintage Chinese Porcelain Chinese Snuff Bottle

February 18, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Estate Lot: Chinese Silver Items and a Scent Bottle

February 20, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Maple Glen, PA, USA

$1,600 (12 bids)

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FOUR CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES

February 20, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
West Palm Beach, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Chinese agate snuff bottle and stopper, of slender waisted form

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
Newbury, United Kingdom

£300 (starting bid)

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Six various Chinese glass and hardstone snuff bottles Each with cabochon st

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£500 (starting bid)

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A Chinese cameo glass snuff bottle Decorated with birds and animals and wit

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£200 (2 bids)

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A Chinese cameo glass snuff bottle Decorated in the round with sagely figur

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£200 (starting bid)

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A Chinese cameo glass snuff bottle Decorated with cranes and bats and a pag

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£200 (starting bid)

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A bronze mounted Chinese rose quartz snuff bottle Decorated in the round wi

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£200 (starting bid)

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A large Chinese reverse painted glass snuff bottle Decorated with fishermen

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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A Chinese enamelled snuff bottle and stopper Worked with children herding g

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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A Chinese coloured glass snuff bottle and stopper Modelled as a gentleman i

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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A Chinese enamel decorated green glass snuff bottle Decorated with birds am

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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Cloisonne Snuff Bottle

February 21, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Herndon, VA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Cloisonne Snuff Bottle

February 21, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Herndon, VA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Agate Snuff Bottle

February 21, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Herndon, VA, USA

$90 (starting bid)

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Smoking Crystal Snuff Bottle

February 21, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Herndon, VA, USA

$90 (starting bid)

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Jade Snuff Bottle

February 21, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Herndon, VA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Two Porcelain Snuff Bottles

February 21, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Herndon, VA, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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Pequim glass snuff bottle.

February 21, 2017, 7:00 PM CET
Lisboa (Lisbon), Portugal

€80 (starting bid)

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Pequim glass snuff bottle. Hallmarked Tung Chi (1862-1875).

February 21, 2017, 7:00 PM CET
Lisboa (Lisbon), Portugal

€80 (starting bid)

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Pequim glass snuff bottle.

February 21, 2017, 7:00 PM CET
Lisboa (Lisbon), Portugal

€80 (starting bid)

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Pequim glass snuff bottle, turtle shape.

February 21, 2017, 7:00 PM CET
Lisboa (Lisbon), Portugal

€80 (starting bid)

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Pequim glass snuff bottle, swan shape.

February 21, 2017, 7:00 PM CET
Lisboa (Lisbon), Portugal

€100 (starting bid)

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Pequim glass snuff bottle, dragon shape.

February 21, 2017, 7:00 PM CET
Lisboa (Lisbon), Portugal

€80 (starting bid)

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A group of five Chinese snuff bottles

February 21, 2017, 4:00 PM PST
Monrovia, CA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE TURQUOISE OVERLAY PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE each side similarly c

February 22, 2017, 10:00 AM CAT
Alphen Drive, South Africa

R2,000 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE BLUE OVERLAY PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE the gold flecked green bod

February 22, 2017, 10:00 AM CAT
Alphen Drive, South Africa

R2,000 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE SNUFF BOTTLE moulded with a parrot resting on a wove

February 22, 2017, 10:00 AM CAT
Alphen Drive, South Africa

R1,600 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE PURPLE OVERLAY PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE carved with a pagoda und

February 22, 2017, 10:00 AM CAT
Alphen Drive, South Africa

R1,600 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE WHITE OVERLAY PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE the red body carved with

February 22, 2017, 10:00 AM CAT
Alphen Drive, South Africa

R2,200 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE SKY BLUE PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE each side similarly carved wit

February 22, 2017, 10:00 AM CAT
Alphen Drive, South Africa

R1,600 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE of deep red tone, one side carved with

February 22, 2017, 10:00 AM CAT
Alphen Drive, South Africa

R1,600 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE COBALT BLUE PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE on a short oval foot, the o

February 22, 2017, 10:00 AM CAT
Alphen Drive, South Africa

R2,000 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE AMBER PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE carved with a long-bodied 'Chilon

February 22, 2017, 10:00 AM CAT
Alphen Drive, South Africa

R1,600 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE BITTER MELON PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE the elongated bottle with

February 22, 2017, 10:00 AM CAT
Alphen Drive, South Africa

R1,600 (starting bid)

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Erotic Scrimshaw Ox Bone Chinese Snuff Bottle

February 22, 2017, 7:00 PM ACDT
Hialeah, FL, USA

$20 (2 bids)

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Ornate Carved Chinese Amber Elephant Snuff Bottle

February 22, 2017, 7:00 PM ACDT
Hialeah, FL, USA

$5 (1 bid)

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Old Chinese Hallmarks Ornate Gemstone Snuff Bottle

February 22, 2017, 7:00 PM ACDT
Hialeah, FL, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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Chinese Folk Art Red JADE & Silver SNUFF BOTTLE

February 22, 2017, 7:00 PM ACDT
Hialeah, FL, USA

$5 (1 bid)

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Old Chinese Hallmarks Inlaid Gemstone Snuff Bottle

February 22, 2017, 7:00 PM ACDT
Hialeah, FL, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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A GOOD QUALITY CHINESE CLOISONNE SNUFF BOTTLE, decorated with formal scrolling lotus, 2.25in high.

February 22, 2017, 12:00 PM GMT
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£55 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE HAIR CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE, the rock crystal body with amber coloured hair formations, 1.5in high.

February 22, 2017, 12:00 PM GMT
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£30 (starting bid)

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ANOTHER CHINESE CINNABAR LACQUER SNUFF BOTTLE & STOPPER, decorated with peony and leafage, 2.8in high.

February 22, 2017, 12:00 PM GMT
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£20 (starting bid)

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A CARVED WOOD SNUFF BOTTLE & STOPPER, of chamfered rectangular form, 2in wide & 2.3in high overall.

February 22, 2017, 12:00 PM GMT
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£15 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE AMBER STYLE SNUFF BOTTLE, decorated with figural landscape scenes, 2.4in high.

February 22, 2017, 12:00 PM GMT
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£20 (starting bid)

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