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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

June 30, 2016, 12:00 PM AEST
Melbourne, Australia

AUD30 (starting bid)

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A JADITE SNUFF BOTTLE AND BLUE AND WHITE BOWL (MINOR FAULT)

June 30, 2016, 12:00 PM AEST
Melbourne, Australia

AUD30 (starting bid)

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A LEATHER AND BONE SNUFF BOTTLE

June 30, 2016, 12:00 PM AEST
Melbourne, Australia

AUD140 (starting bid)

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A PAINTED SNUFF BOTTLE

June 30, 2016, 12:00 PM AEST
Melbourne, Australia

AUD30 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Clear Glass Mandarin's Hat Finial mounted on a bronze support cast...

June 30, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newbury, United Kingdom

£150 (2 bids)

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Pair of Peking and Reverse Painted Snuff Bottles

June 30, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Hatfield, PA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Pair of Jade and Peking Snuff Bottles

June 30, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Hatfield, PA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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SNUFF FLASK

July 1, 2016, 4:00 PM WET
Porto, Portugal

€30 (starting bid)

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ORIENTAL  SNUFF BOTTLE

July 1, 2016, 4:00 PM WET
Porto, Portugal

€30 (starting bid)

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Qing Dynasty: Jadeite Snuff Bottle

July 1, 2016, 9:00 PM EST
Mississauga, ON, Canada

$30,000 (starting bid)

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Qianlong: Green Lacquer Snuff Bottle

July 1, 2016, 9:00 PM EST
Mississauga, ON, Canada

$650 (starting bid)

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Qing Dynasty: Red and White Snuff Bottle

July 1, 2016, 9:00 PM EST
Mississauga, ON, Canada

$300 (starting bid)

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Qing Dynasty: Red and White

July 1, 2016, 9:00 PM EST
Mississauga, ON, Canada

$650 (starting bid)

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Qing Dynasty: Black and White

July 1, 2016, 9:00 PM EST
Mississauga, ON, Canada

$650 (starting bid)

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Qing Dynasty: Cow Bone Snuff Bottle

July 1, 2016, 9:00 PM EST
Mississauga, ON, Canada

$450 (starting bid)

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Qianlong: Red Lacquer Snuff Bottle

July 1, 2016, 9:00 PM EST
Mississauga, ON, Canada

$500 (starting bid)

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Qing Dynasty: Blue and White

July 1, 2016, 9:00 PM EST
Mississauga, ON, Canada

$400 (starting bid)

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Qing Dynasty: Lovers Snuff Bottle

July 1, 2016, 9:00 PM EST
Mississauga, ON, Canada

$350 (starting bid)

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Qing Dynasty: Black and White

July 1, 2016, 9:00 PM EST
Mississauga, ON, Canada

$600 (starting bid)

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Qing Dynasty: Jadeite

July 1, 2016, 9:00 PM EST
Mississauga, ON, Canada

$450 (starting bid)

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Republican Period: Panda Snuff Bottle

July 1, 2016, 9:00 PM EST
Mississauga, ON, Canada

$150 (starting bid)

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LOT DE 3 FLACONS A PRISER

July 2, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Monte Carlo, Monaco

€75 (starting bid)

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FLACON A PRISER, Chine 19-20ème

July 2, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Monte Carlo, Monaco

€50 (starting bid)

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FLACON A PRISER, Chine 1900

July 2, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Monte Carlo, Monaco

€50 (starting bid)

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FLACON A PRISER, Chine 1900

July 2, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Monte Carlo, Monaco

€50 (starting bid)

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FLACON A PRISER, Chine 1900

July 2, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Monte Carlo, Monaco

€50 (1 bid)

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FLACON A PRISER, Chine 19-20ème

July 2, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Monte Carlo, Monaco

€50 (starting bid)

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PAIRE DE FLACONS A PRISER, Chine 19-20ème

July 2, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Monte Carlo, Monaco

€25 (1 bid)

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A Chinese carved agate snuff bottle with image of kaolin to base 2 3/8'' hi

July 2, 2016, 9:00 AM BST
Middle Claydon, United Kingdom

£32 (starting bid)

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Deux tabatières en bronze doré moulées sur la panse de scènes légendaires.

July 2, 2016, 2:30 PM CET
Paris, France

€140 (starting bid)

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Suite de sept tabatières cylindriques en porcelaine.

July 2, 2016, 2:30 PM CET
Paris, France

€500 (starting bid)

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Suite de trois tabatières quadrangulaires en porcelaine blanc bleu.

July 2, 2016, 2:30 PM CET
Paris, France

€200 (starting bid)

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Suite de cinq tabatières en porcelaine blanche décorée en bleu cobalt.

July 2, 2016, 2:30 PM CET
Paris, France

€300 (starting bid)

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Trois tabatières en jade, deux tachetées d' ambre et l' une ciselée d' un pin.

July 2, 2016, 2:30 PM CET
Paris, France

€300 (starting bid)

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CHINESE ENAMEL GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

July 2, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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QIAN LONG MARK, CHINESE ENAMEL GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

July 2, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE ENAMEL GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

July 2, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$175 (starting bid)

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QIAN LONG MARK, CHINESE ENAMEL GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

July 2, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$175 (starting bid)

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YONG ZHENG MARK, CHINESE ENAMEL GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

July 2, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$175 (starting bid)

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KANG XI MARK, CHINESE ENAMEL GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

July 2, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$175 (starting bid)

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YONG ZHENG MARK, CHINESE ENAMEL GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

July 2, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$175 (starting bid)

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QIAN LONG MARK, CHINESE ENAMEL GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

July 2, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$175 (starting bid)

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Qing dynasty, blue and white with underglazed red snuff bottle

July 2, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Herndon, VA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Agate Fortune Oxen Snuff Bottle

July 2, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$160 (starting bid)

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Snuff Bottle Collection in Compartment Case

July 2, 2016, 10:00 AM PST
San Leandro, CA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Unique Collection of 10 Snuff Bottles

July 2, 2016, 10:00 AM PST
San Leandro, CA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Chinese Natural Agate Snuff Bottle w Eagle & Pine Tree

July 2, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$120 (starting bid)

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Beautiful Color Chinese Natural Agate Snuff Bottle

July 2, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$60 (starting bid)

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Chinese Natural Agate Snuff Bottle

July 2, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle Carved Bats & Peachs

July 2, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

July 2, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese Hetian Jade Sheep Head Snuff Bottle

July 2, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Vintage Chinese Gourd Inlay Brass Snuff Bottle

July 2, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese White Copper Snuff Bottle

July 2, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese Hetian Jade Snuff Bottle

July 2, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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Hand Draw Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Snuff Bottle w Flower & Bird

July 2, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Chinese Qing Dynasty Red Copper Snuff Bottle w Jadeite Lid

July 2, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Natural Agate Snuff Bottle

July 2, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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