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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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Chinese White Porcelain Carved Bird Snuff Bottle

May 28, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Hand Carved Antique Chinese Jade sculpture Snuff Bottle

May 28, 2017, 11:00 AM PST
Port Alberni, BC, Canada

$125 (starting bid)

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Chinese Carved Hard Stone Snuff Medicine Bottle

May 28, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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Chinese Hand-carved Agate Goldfish Snuff Bottle

May 28, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE JADEITE BEAST-MASKS SNUFF BOTTLE

May 29, 2017, 12:00 PM HKT
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

HKD10,000 (starting bid)

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TWO CHINESE FINELY CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLES

May 29, 2017, 12:00 PM HKT
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

HKD10,000 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE WHITE JADE 'BAT AND PEACH' SNUFF BOTTLE

May 29, 2017, 12:00 PM HKT
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

HKD20,000 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE WHITE JADE LANDSCAPE SNUFF BOTTLE

May 29, 2017, 12:00 PM HKT
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

HKD20,000 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE WHITE JADE BEETLE SNUFF BOTTLE

May 29, 2017, 12:00 PM HKT
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

HKD50,000 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE FINELY CARVED YELLOW JADE SNUFF BOTTLE

May 29, 2017, 12:00 PM HKT
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

HKD60,000 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle, c. 20th Century

May 29, 2017, 6:00 PM AEST
Woollahra, Sydney, Australia

AUD200 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Porcelain and Enamel Snuff Bottle, c. 20th Century

May 29, 2017, 6:00 PM AEST
Woollahra, Sydney, Australia

AUD200 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Hand Painted Porcelain Snuff Bottle, c. 20th Century

May 29, 2017, 6:00 PM AEST
Woollahra, Sydney, Australia

AUD200 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Lapis Lazuli Snuff Bottle, c. 20th Century

May 29, 2017, 6:00 PM AEST
Woollahra, Sydney, Australia

AUD200 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Glass Overlay Snuff Bottle, c. 20th Century

May 29, 2017, 6:00 PM AEST
Woollahra, Sydney, Australia

AUD200 (starting bid)

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A Glass Cameo Overlay Chinese Snuff Bottle, c. 20th Century

May 29, 2017, 6:00 PM AEST
Woollahra, Sydney, Australia

AUD200 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE FIVE-COLOUR-GLASS OVERLAY SNUFF BOTTLE

May 30, 2017, 11:30 AM HKT
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

HKD20,000 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE AMBER PEONY SNUFF BOTTLE

May 30, 2017, 11:30 AM HKT
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

HKD8,000 (1 bid)

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A CHINESE RED GLASS OVERLAY SNUFF BOTTLE

May 30, 2017, 11:30 AM HKT
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

HKD22,000 (starting bid)

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A CARVED CHINESE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE

May 30, 2017, 11:30 AM HKT
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

HKD22,000 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE FAMILLE-ROSE FIGURAL SNUFF BOTTLE

May 30, 2017, 11:30 AM HKT
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

HKD30,000 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE LARGE IRON-RED-DECORATED SNUFF BOTTLE

May 30, 2017, 11:30 AM HKT
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

HKD15,000 (starting bid)

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A Chinese agate snuff bottle Of squat rounded form.  6.25 cm high.

May 30, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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A Chinese carved mineral and red coral mounted snuff bottle and stopper 8 cm high.

May 30, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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Two Chinese carved mineral snuff bottles and stoppers One stopper carved.  The larger 8 cm high.  (2)

May 30, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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A Chinese inside painted glass snuff bottle and stopper Worked with carp.  8.5 cm high.

May 30, 2017, 10:00 AM BST
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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Chinese Rock Crystal Snuff Bottle

May 30, 2017, 7:30 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Rare Chinese multi colors glass snuff bottle

May 30, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Commack, NY, USA

$150 (1 bid)

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Rare Chinese multi colors glass snuff bottle

May 30, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Commack, NY, USA

$150 (1 bid)

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Set of 5 pieces Chinese glass snuff bottles with inner painting.

May 30, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Commack, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Rare Chinese natural hard stone snuff bottle

May 30, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Commack, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Rare Chinese natural hard stone snuff bottle

May 30, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Commack, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Fine Chinese snuff bottle, monkey shape

May 30, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Commack, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Fine Chinese , closionne  snuff bottle, marked

May 30, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Commack, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Pair of Chinese yellow Peking glass snuff bottles.

May 30, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Commack, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Pair of Chinese blue and white porcelain snuff bottles.

May 30, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Commack, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Rare Chinese natural hard stone snuff bottle

May 30, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Commack, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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