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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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Carved Jade Snuff or Medicine Bottle

May 8, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese Double Loris Medicine Snuff Bottle

May 8, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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Chinese Hand-carved Stone Medicine Snuff Bottle

May 8, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Antique White Carved Stone Snuff Bottle

May 8, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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Unusual Bone & Inlaid Stone Medicine Snuff Bottle

May 8, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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An interior painted glass Snuff Bottle

May 10, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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A biscuit porcelain Snuff Bottle

May 10, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom

£750 (starting bid)

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An ivory Snuff Bottle

May 10, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom

£750 (starting bid)

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An ivory Snuff Bottle

May 10, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom

£750 (starting bid)

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A Peking overlay glass snuff bottle

May 10, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom

£20 (starting bid)

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A snuff bottle

May 10, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom

£60 (starting bid)

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Late Qing- Period Four Pcs of  Antique Glazed Porcelain Snuff Bottle

May 10, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Toronto, ON, Canada

$150 (starting bid)

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Late Qing- Period Four Pcs of  Antique Glazed Porcelain Snuff Bottle

May 10, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Toronto, ON, Canada

$150 (starting bid)

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Late Qing- Period Four Pcs of  Antique Glazed Porcelain Snuff Bottle

May 10, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Toronto, ON, Canada

$150 (starting bid)

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A Peking glass snuff bottle with raised bat and dragon decoration, 3

May 11, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Dorking, United Kingdom

£2 (starting bid)

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A Peking glass snuff bottle with reverse painted decoration of tigers, 3½

May 11, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Dorking, United Kingdom

£2 (starting bid)

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A Cantonese enamel snuff bottle with carp decoration, 4 character mark to base, 3

May 11, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Dorking, United Kingdom

£2 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Silver Snuff Bottle, 20th Century.

May 11, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Cleveland , OH, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Collection of Eight Chinese Porcelain and Stoneware Snuff Bottles, 19th/20th Century.

May 11, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Cleveland , OH, USA

$325 (starting bid)

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Set of 3 Snuff Bottles - Jade - Porcelain - Glass

May 11, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Boca Raton, FL, USA

$140 (starting bid)

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Set of 2 Snuff Bottles - Porcelain - Glass

May 11, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Boca Raton, FL, USA

$90 (starting bid)

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Snuff Bottle Reverse Painted Signed H: 4

May 11, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Boca Raton, FL, USA

$140 (starting bid)

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Stone Porcelain Snuff Bottle China 1890 H: 4

May 11, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Boca Raton, FL, USA

$120 (starting bid)

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Chinese Bone Snuff Bottle H: 3

May 11, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Boca Raton, FL, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Polychrome Ivory Snuff Bottle , XIX century.

May 11, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Boca Raton, FL, USA

$575 (starting bid)

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Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle

May 11, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Old Carved Chinese Amber BUDDHA Snuff Bottle

May 11, 2016, 8:00 PM EST
Hialeah, FL, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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Antique Chinese Silver/Dragon/Lion Snuff Bottle

May 11, 2016, 8:00 PM EST
Hialeah, FL, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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Old Chinese Carved Amber Elephant Snuff Bottle

May 11, 2016, 8:00 PM EST
Hialeah, FL, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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Old Carved Chinese Amber FOO DRAGON Snuff Bottle

May 11, 2016, 8:00 PM EST
Hialeah, FL, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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Old Chinese Inlaid Gemstone Copper Snuff Bottle

May 11, 2016, 8:00 PM EST
Hialeah, FL, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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Old Carved Chinese Amber IMMORTAL Snuff Bottle

May 11, 2016, 8:00 PM EST
Hialeah, FL, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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Early Carved Chinese Coral Figural Snuff Bottle

May 11, 2016, 8:00 PM EST
Hialeah, FL, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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Old Chinese Carved Turquoise Snuff Bottle

May 11, 2016, 8:00 PM EST
Hialeah, FL, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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Chien Lung Marked Bronze Birds & Flowers Snuff Bottle

May 12, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD150 (starting bid)

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Chien Lung Marked Peking Glass European Painted Snuff Bottle

May 12, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD150 (starting bid)

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Chien Lung Marked Peking Glass Gourd & Bats Snuff Bottle

May 12, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD150 (starting bid)

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Chien Lung Marked Peking Glass Magpie & Quails Snuff Bottle

May 12, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD150 (starting bid)

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Yung-Cheng Marked Bronze European Painted Snuff Bottle

May 12, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD150 (starting bid)

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Chinese White Jade Snuff Bottle

May 12, 2016, 4:00 PM AEDT
Woollahra, Australia

AUD300 (starting bid)

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Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

May 12, 2016, 4:00 PM AEDT
Woollahra, Australia

AUD100 (starting bid)

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Ivory Carved Polychrome Snuff Bottle

May 12, 2016, 4:00 PM AEDT
Woollahra, Australia

AUD50 (1 bid)

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Chinese glass snuff bottle with inner figure painting and caligraphy inscription.

May 12, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Commack, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Set Of Black and White Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

May 12, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Commack, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Set Of Chinese Porcelain Flower & Bird Pattern Snuff Bottle

May 12, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Commack, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Set Of Green and White Crystalloid Agate Snuff Bottle

May 12, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Commack, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Pair of Vintage Chinese Gold Star Stone Snuff Bottles

May 12, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Commack, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Black and Gray Jasper Snuff Bottle

May 12, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Commack, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Natural Beige Jasper Snuff Bottle

May 12, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Commack, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Green and Black Jasper Snuff Bottle

May 12, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Commack, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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