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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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2 jade type snuff bottles and 2 jade bracelets

May 23, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Delray Beach, FL, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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A large Chinese reverse-painted snuff bottle, 10

May 23, 2017, 3:30 PM PST
Monrovia, CA, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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A CHINESE SPINACH GREEN JADE DOUBLE GOURD SNUFF BOTTLE & STOPPER, 2.4in high.

May 24, 2017, 12:00 PM GMT
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£40 (starting bid)

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Chinese Snuff Bottles

May 24, 2017, 2:00 PM CET
Stockholm, Sweden

€200 (starting bid)

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A Sino-Tibet Gilt Bronze Snuff Bottle

May 24, 2017, 2:00 PM CET
Stockholm, Sweden

€100 (starting bid)

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A Chinese White Jade Snuff Bottle, 1900s

May 24, 2017, 2:00 PM CET
Stockholm, Sweden

€300 (starting bid)

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Chinese Famille Rose Snuff Bottle

May 24, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Chinese Wood Snuff Bottle

May 24, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese Wood Snuff Bottle

May 24, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

May 24, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Chinese Crystal Snuff Bottle

May 24, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

May 24, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$450 (starting bid)

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Chinese Enameled Snuff Bottle

May 24, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$450 (starting bid)

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Two Chinese Cinnabar Snuff Bottles

May 24, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

May 24, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Chinese Snake Skin Snuff Bottle

May 24, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle

May 24, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle

May 24, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle

May 24, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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THREE ANTIQUE GLASS CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES, INCL. INSIDE PAINTED

May 25, 2017, 12:00 PM AEST
Melbourne, Australia

AUD144 (starting bid)

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A YELLOW CANTON ENAMEL SNUFF BOTTLE painted with panels of young ladies.

May 25, 2017, 10:30 AM GMT
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE.

May 25, 2017, 10:30 AM GMT
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£45 (starting bid)

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Famille-Rose Palette 18th Century Snuff Bottle.

May 25, 2017, 7:00 AM PST
Hammersmith, United Kingdom

£300 (starting bid)

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Late Qing Dynasty Chinese Erotic Snuff Bottle

May 25, 2017, 8:00 AM MST
Louisville, CO, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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CHINESE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE

May 25, 2017, 1:00 PM PST
Los Angeles, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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CHINESE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE

May 25, 2017, 1:00 PM PST
Los Angeles, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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CHINESE REVERSE PAINT CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLE

May 25, 2017, 1:00 PM PST
Los Angeles, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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EROTIC REVERSE PAINT SNUFF BOTTLE, SPOON/SCOOPER

May 25, 2017, 1:00 PM PST
Los Angeles, CA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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A Late 19th C. Chinese enameled eight immortals snuff

May 25, 2017, 1:00 PM PST
Los Angeles, CA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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CHINESE REVERSE PAINT SNUFF BOTTLE

May 25, 2017, 1:00 PM PST
Los Angeles, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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CHINESE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE WITH NO COVER

May 25, 2017, 1:00 PM PST
Los Angeles, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese crackle porcelain snuff bottle

May 25, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Ox blood double gourd snuff bottle

May 25, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese inner painted peking glass snuff bottle

May 25, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$100 (starting bid)

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(6) CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES

May 25, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Waldwick, NJ, USA

$175 (4 bids)

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Lot of 6 Reverse Painted Chinese Snuff Bottles

May 25, 2017, 7:00 PM EST
Montreal, QC, Canada

CAD50 (starting bid)

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Lot of 8 Chinese Snuff Bottles

May 25, 2017, 7:00 PM EST
Montreal, QC, Canada

CAD50 (starting bid)

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SMALL DECORATIVE CHINSES GLASS BOTTLE

May 26, 2017, 12:00 AM PST
Saugus, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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SMALL DECORATIVE CHINSES GLASS BOTTLE

May 26, 2017, 12:00 AM PST
Saugus, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Chinese Reverse Painted Snuff Bottles

May 26, 2017, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Shufu Kiln Two-Handle Porcelain Bottle

May 26, 2017, 7:00 PM EST
TORONTO, ON, Canada

$100 (starting bid)

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20thC Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

May 26, 2017, 7:00 PM EST
TORONTO, ON, Canada

$50 (starting bid)

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Ming Style Iron Red Porcelain Bottle

May 26, 2017, 7:00 PM EST
TORONTO, ON, Canada

$200 (starting bid)

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Chinese Famille Rose Dragon Head Shaped Snuff Bottle Marekd

May 26, 2017, 6:00 PM PST
Richmond, BC, Canada

CAD100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Famille Rose Fish Shaped Snuff Bottle Marked

May 26, 2017, 6:00 PM PST
Richmond, BC, Canada

CAD100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Iron Red Glazed Fish Shaped Snuff Bottle Marked

May 26, 2017, 6:00 PM PST
Richmond, BC, Canada

CAD100 (starting bid)

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