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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 COLLECTION OF SNUFF BOTTLES

May 26, 2016, 12:00 PM AEST
Melbourne, Australia

AUD72 (starting bid)

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TWO JADE SNUFF BOTTLES - NO STOPPERS, AND A STONE SEAL IN THE SHAPE OF A RING

May 26, 2016, 2:00 PM AEST
Melbourne, Australia

AUD90 (starting bid)

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Scottish 19th Century Horn Snuff Mull. 4

May 26, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
St Annes , United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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Snuff bottle in porcellana bianca e blu, Cina dinastia Ching

May 26, 2016, 3:00 PM CET
Roma, Italy

€240 (starting bid)

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20th CENTURY CHINESE SNUFF

May 26, 2016, 5:00 PM CET
Barcelona, Spain

€50 (starting bid)

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EARLY 20th CENTURY CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLE

May 26, 2016, 5:00 PM CET
Barcelona, Spain

€80 (starting bid)

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EARLY 20th CENTURY CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLE

May 26, 2016, 5:00 PM CET
Barcelona, Spain

€80 (starting bid)

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FIRST HALF 20th CENTURY CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLE

May 26, 2016, 5:00 PM CET
Barcelona, Spain

€100 (starting bid)

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FIRST HALF 20th CENTURY CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLE

May 26, 2016, 5:00 PM CET
Barcelona, Spain

€100 (starting bid)

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EARLY 20th CENTURY CHINESE SNUFFBOX

May 26, 2016, 5:00 PM CET
Barcelona, Spain

€160 (starting bid)

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LATER 19th CENTURY JAPANESE SNUFF BOTTLE

May 26, 2016, 5:00 PM CET
Barcelona, Spain

€260 (starting bid)

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FIRST QUARTER OF 20th CENTURY CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLE

May 26, 2016, 5:00 PM CET
Barcelona, Spain

€260 (starting bid)

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FIRST QUARTER OF 20th CENTURY CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLE

May 26, 2016, 5:00 PM CET
Barcelona, Spain

€260 (starting bid)

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FIRST QUARTER OF 20th CENTURY CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLE

May 26, 2016, 5:00 PM CET
Barcelona, Spain

€260 (starting bid)

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FIRST HALF OF 20th CENTURY CHINESE CANTON STYLE SNUFF BOTTLE

May 26, 2016, 5:00 PM CET
Barcelona, Spain

€260 (starting bid)

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20th CENTURY SIX SNUFF BOTTLES

May 26, 2016, 5:00 PM CET
Barcelona, Spain

€380 (starting bid)

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FIRST HALF OF 20th CENTURY SNUFF BOX

May 26, 2016, 5:00 PM CET
Barcelona, Spain

€70 (starting bid)

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Chinese Hard Stone Carved Snuff Bottle

May 26, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Green Jasper Snuff Bottle

May 26, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$300 (starting bid)

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Chinese Agate Carved Snuff Bottle

May 26, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese Agate Double Gourd Snuff Bottle

May 26, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$70 (1 bid)

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18/19th C. Chinese Yellow Agate Snuff Bottle

May 26, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$300 (starting bid)

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Two Agate Pebble Snuff Bottles Kwanyin and Fruit

May 26, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese White & Blue Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

May 26, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$150 (starting bid)

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Black Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

May 26, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$200 (starting bid)

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Chinese Yellow Peking Glass Carved Snuff Bottle

May 26, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$200 (starting bid)

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Snuff Bottle Painted Inside Signed Ma Shaoxuan

May 26, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$500 (starting bid)

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Set 2 Chinese Reverse Painted Glass Snuff Bottles

May 26, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese White Jade Carved Snuff Bottle

May 26, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese Carved Jade Snuff Bottle

May 26, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Blue & White Snuff Bottle Qianlong

May 26, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$200 (starting bid)

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Chinese Blue & White Snuff Bottle Qianlong Mark

May 26, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Snuff Bottle Mark

May 26, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$100 (starting bid)

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18/19th C. Falangcai Snuff Bottle Qianlong Mark

May 26, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$600 (starting bid)

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Chinese BW Double Gourd Snuff Bottle Qianlong Mk

May 26, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Silver Necklace Snuff Bottle

May 26, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$50 (starting bid)

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19th C. Qing Period Cloisonne Snuff Bottle

May 26, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$100 (starting bid)

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Pair Chinese Cloisonne Snuff Bottles

May 26, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$200 (starting bid)

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Highly Carved Chinese Bone Snuff Bottle

May 26, 2016, 4:00 PM CST
Houston, TX, USA

$30 (3 bids)

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Reverse Painted Snuff Bottle

May 26, 2016, 4:00 PM CST
Houston, TX, USA

$10 (1 bid)

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Reverse Painted Snuff Bottle

May 26, 2016, 4:00 PM CST
Houston, TX, USA

$10 (1 bid)

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Carved Bone Snuff Bottle With Monks

May 26, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
North Hollywood, CA, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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1950s Turquoise-Enameled Metal Snuff Bottle

May 26, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
North Hollywood, CA, USA

$25 (1 bid)

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Porcelain Dragon Snuff Bottle

May 26, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
North Hollywood, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Perfume Glass Bottle H: 3.5

May 26, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Boca Raton, FL, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Set of 3 Snuff Bottles - Jade - Porcelain - Glass

May 26, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Boca Raton, FL, USA

$140 (starting bid)

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Set of 2 Snuff Bottles - Porcelain - Glass

May 26, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Boca Raton, FL, USA

$90 (starting bid)

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Snuff Bottle Reverse Painted Signed H: 4

May 26, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Boca Raton, FL, USA

$140 (starting bid)

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Stone Porcelain Snuff Bottle China 1890 H: 4

May 26, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Boca Raton, FL, USA

$120 (starting bid)

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Chinese Bone Snuff Bottle H: 3

May 26, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Boca Raton, FL, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Polychrome Ivory Snuff Bottle , XIX century.

May 26, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Boca Raton, FL, USA

$575 (starting bid)

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A 19TH CENTURY CHINESE CANTON ENAMEL FAMILLE ROSE SNUFF BOTTLE together wit

May 27, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£300 (starting bid)

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A 19TH CENTURY CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE SNUFF BOTTLE AND STOPPER bearing Qian

May 27, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£200 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE REPUBLICAN PERIOD REVERSE PAINTED SNUFF BOTTLE AND STOPPER painte

May 27, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£30 (starting bid)

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A PAIR OF CHINESE FIGURAL 'MONKEY' SNUFF BOTTLES 20th Century, together wit

May 27, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY CHINESE CARVED AMBER SNUFF BOTTLE decorated in relief

May 27, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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