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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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Hand Carved Chinese Ox Horn Snuff Bottle

May 7, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Superb Chinese Red Copper Carved Snuff Bottle

May 7, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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Chinese Natural Hetian Jade Snuff Bottle

May 7, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Chinese Enamels Porcelain Snuff Bottle

May 7, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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Chinese Red Copper Snuff Bottle

May 7, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Antique Lombok Island Carved Water Buffalo Horn Herb Containers Turtle / Heron

May 7, 2016, 12:30 PM MST
Phoenix, AZ, USA

$39 (starting bid)

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Antique 19th Century Chinese Snuff Bottle Jade Stopper Dragon Bats Marks Bottom

May 7, 2016, 12:30 PM MST
Phoenix, AZ, USA

$48 (starting bid)

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PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

May 8, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Woburn, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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PEKING GLASS CALABASH SNUFF BOTTLE

May 8, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Woburn, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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PAIR OF SNUFF BOTTLES

May 8, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Woburn, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

May 8, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Woburn, MA, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

May 8, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Woburn, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Qianlong Porcelain Floral Snuff Bottle

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

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Hand Painted Porcelain Melon Snuff Bottle

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

$80 (starting bid)

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Hand-painted Peking Overlay Glass Snuff Bottle

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

$180 (starting bid)

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Antique Tibetan Silver Snuff Medicine Bottle

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

$170 (starting bid)

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Hand-carved Ox-Horn Dragon Beast Snuff Bottle

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

$75 (starting bid)

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Reverse Painted Glass Dragon Pocket Snuff Bottle

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

$25 (starting bid)

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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 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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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

AUD50 (starting bid)

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Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

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

AUD50 (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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A Chinese White Snuff Bottle Pendant

May 12, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Sturbridge, MA, USA

$400 (1 bid)

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Chinese Silver & Enamel Plique a Jour Snuff Bottle

May 12, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Sturbridge, MA, USA

$450 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

May 12, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Sturbridge, MA, USA

$450 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Crystal Snuff Bottle with Plum Blossoms

May 12, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Sturbridge, MA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Inside Glass Painted Snuff Bottle

May 12, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Sturbridge, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Amethyst Gourd-Shaped Snuff Bottle

May 12, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Sturbridge, MA, USA

$450 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Crystal Snuff Bottle with Peonies

May 12, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Sturbridge, MA, USA

$550 (starting bid)

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Chinese Carved Amber Snuff Bottle

May 12, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Sturbridge, MA, USA

$800 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Ruby Red Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

May 12, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Sturbridge, MA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Porcelain Famille Rose Snuff Bottle

May 12, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Sturbridge, MA, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Lapis Lazuli Figural Snuff Bottle

May 12, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Sturbridge, MA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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