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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

December 3, 2016, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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A Vintage Peking Glass Chinese Snuff Bottle

December 3, 2016, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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A Porcelain Snuff Bottle - Vintage and Signed - Jade Stopper

December 3, 2016, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle - Vintage and Signed

December 3, 2016, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle - Vintage and Signed

December 3, 2016, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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A vintage Peking Glass Chinese Snuff Bottle

December 3, 2016, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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A Vintage Chinese Porcelain Chinese Snuff Bottle

December 3, 2016, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Two Chinese Snuff Bottles

December 4, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Woodbury, CT, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Two Chinese Snuff Bottles

December 4, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Woodbury, CT, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Two Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottles

December 4, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Woodbury, CT, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Two Chinese Signed Interior Painted Snuff Bottles

December 4, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Woodbury, CT, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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2 Chinese Snuff Bottles

December 4, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Woodbury, CT, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Asian Carved Wood Frog, Chinese Glass Snuff Bottle

December 4, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Woodbury, CT, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Two Chinese Snuff Bottles

December 4, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Woodbury, CT, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Peking Glass Carved Snuff Bottle

December 4, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Banded Red Agate Snuff Medicine Bottle

December 4, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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A Large Old Chinese Coloured Glass Snuff Bottle Ornament

December 4, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Richmond, BC, Canada

CAD160 (starting bid)

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A Republic Era Chinese Painted Enamal Glass

December 4, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Richmond, BC, Canada

CAD50 (starting bid)

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A Republic Era Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain

December 4, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Richmond, BC, Canada

CAD50 (starting bid)

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An Republic Era Ivory Carved Laughing Buddha Snuff Bottle

December 4, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Richmond, BC, Canada

CAD120 (starting bid)

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A Republic Era Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

December 4, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Richmond, BC, Canada

CAD200 (starting bid)

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A Republic Era Chinese Malachite Snuff Bottle with Phoenix Carving

December 4, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Richmond, BC, Canada

CAD160 (starting bid)

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6 Chinese Enamel Cloisonne Snuff Pill Boxes.

December 5, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Netanya, Israel

$50 (starting bid)

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Silver-Gilt Mounted Banded Agate Snuff Box, early 19th century, length 3.4

December 5, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Toronto, ON, Canada

CAD150 (starting bid)

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white and apple green jadeite carved snuff bottle

December 5, 2016, 3:30 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese natural color jadeite carved snuff bottle

December 5, 2016, 3:30 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese well hollowed agate snuff bottle

December 5, 2016, 3:30 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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An inside painted blue Peking glass snuff bottle

December 5, 2016, 3:30 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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A beautiful overlay Peking glass snuff bottle

December 5, 2016, 3:30 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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Chinese celadon jade carved square snuff bottle

December 5, 2016, 3:30 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$70 (1 bid)

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Famille rose porcelain snuff bottle

December 5, 2016, 3:30 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Chinese cloisonne snuff bottle

December 5, 2016, 3:30 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE. Height 6cm.

December 6, 2016, 2:00 PM AEDT
Sydney, Australia

AUD60 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLES, with rabbit. Height 5cm

December 6, 2016, 2:00 PM AEDT
Sydney, Australia

AUD45 (starting bid)

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Two Canton Enamel 'European Subject' Snuff Bottles

December 6, 2016, 6:00 PM AEDT
Woollahra, Sydney, Australia

AUD400 (starting bid)

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Two Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

December 6, 2016, 6:00 PM AEDT
Woollahra, Sydney, Australia

AUD320 (starting bid)

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Four Large Chinese Inside-painted Snuff Bottles

December 6, 2016, 6:00 PM AEDT
Woollahra, Sydney, Australia

AUD320 (starting bid)

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Two Chinese Snuff Bottles

December 6, 2016, 6:00 PM AEDT
Woollahra, Sydney, Australia

AUD80 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Carved Coral and Hardstone Foo Dog-Form Snuff

December 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Dallas, TX, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Carved Coral Snuff Bottle 3-3/8 inches high (

December 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Dallas, TX, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Hardstone Covered Urn and Two Snuff Bottles 6

December 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Dallas, TX, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Three Chinese Turquoise and Agate Carved Snuff Bottles

December 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Dallas, TX, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Three Chinese Carved Jade, Jadeite and Hardstone Snuff

December 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Dallas, TX, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Three Chinese Agate, Jadeite and Porcelain Snuff Bottle

December 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
Dallas, TX, USA

$26 (starting bid)

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A MOONFLASK-SHAPED FAMILLE VERTE SNUFF BOTTLE DECORATED WITH CRICKETS.

December 7, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF1,300 (starting bid)

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A ROULEAU-SHAPED SNUFF BOTTLE DECORATED WITH DRAGONS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE.

December 7, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF450 (starting bid)

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A MOONFLASK-SHAPED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE DECORATED WITH SHOU-CHARACTERS IN IRON-RED AND GOLD.

December 7, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF500 (starting bid)

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AN OVOID INSIDE PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE DECORATED WITH GEESE.

December 7, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF450 (starting bid)

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AN TRANSPARENT GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE ENAMELLED WITH THE

December 7, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF700 (starting bid)

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A RECTANGULAR INSIDE-PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE WITH MAGPIES AND PHEASANT.

December 7, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF450 (starting bid)

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A DRUM-SHAPED CARVED BLACK AND WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE.

December 7, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF5,000 (starting bid)

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AN OVOID CARVED BLACK AND WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE DECORATED WITH A SCHOLAR AND SERVANT.

December 7, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF9,000 (starting bid)

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A CARVED SPINACH-GREEN JADE SNUFF BOTTLE DECORATED WITH LIONS AND LINGZHI.

December 7, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF1,800 (starting bid)

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A MOONFLASK-SHAPED SPECKLED SPINACH-GREEN JADE SNUFF BOTTLE.

December 7, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF900 (starting bid)

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A CARVED MOONFLASK-SHAPED GREEN AND LAVENDER JADEITE SNUFF BOTTLE.

December 7, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF1,800 (starting bid)

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A FINELY CARVED TAPERING PALE CELADON JADE SNUFF BOTTLE.

December 7, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF900 (starting bid)

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