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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 Flower-decorating Estate Chinese Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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A Dotted Estate Chinese Blue Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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A Hexa-shape Chinese Yellow Estate Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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An Orange Mythbeast-decorating Chinese Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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A Nature-sceen Chinese Overlay Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Hexa-roundshape Chinese Orange Estate Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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An Overlay Chinese Octa-shape Estate Blue Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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A Hexa-windowed Chinese Plant-filled Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Seated Chinese Overlay Estate Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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A Duo-opening Chinese Lidded Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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A Horse-portrait Chinese Estate Overlay Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Pumpin-decorating Estate Rabbit-portrait

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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A Duo-opening Chinese Plant-filled Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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A Crystal-clear Chinese Estate Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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A Flat-bottom Chinese Western-portraits Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Chine, XIX°siècle.   Tabatière en verre décorée en rouge d'objets et antiquités.

June 3, 2017, 2:30 PM CET
Saint Raphaël, France

€40 (starting bid)

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Chine, XIX° siècle.   Tabatière en stéatite à ton jaune et finement polie.

June 3, 2017, 2:30 PM CET
Saint Raphaël, France

€80 (starting bid)

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SNUFFBOTTLE WITH BLOSSOMS AND MYTHICAL CREATURES

June 3, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Vienna, Austria

€220 (starting bid)

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SNUFFBOTTLE WITH LOCUST ON VASE

June 3, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Vienna, Austria

€340 (starting bid)

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Fine Chinese Bronze Snuff Bottle

June 3, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Fine Chinese Enamel Bronze Snuff Bottle

June 3, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Fine Crystal Parinting Snuffbottle

June 3, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Blue and White Jixiang Bottle, Qing

June 3, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Methuen, MA, USA

$900 (starting bid)

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Chinese Red Copper Enamels Snuff Bottle

June 3, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Qing Dynasty Gilt Gold Red Copper Enamels Snuff Bottle

June 3, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Snuff Bottle w Flower & Bird

June 3, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Chinese Ox Horn Carved Fortune Cabbage Snuff Bottle

June 3, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$60 (starting bid)

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Beautiful Color Chinese Natural Agate Snuff Bottle

June 3, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Vintage Chinese Ox Horn Snuff Bottle

June 3, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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QUARTZ SNUFF BOTTLE; QING DYNASTY (1644-1912)

June 3, 2017, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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3 Chinese snuff bottles and one ornate small tube

June 3, 2017, 12:00 PM PST
Olympia, WA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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2 vintage chinese snuff bottles

June 3, 2017, 12:00 PM PST
Olympia, WA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Chinese coral snuff bottle, 19th Century.

June 3, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Columbia, MD, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese enameled snuff bottle.

June 3, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Columbia, MD, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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Chinese cloisonne snuff bottle.

June 3, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Columbia, MD, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese carved lapis lazuli snuff bottle.

June 3, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Columbia, MD, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese lapis lazuli snuff bottle.

June 3, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Columbia, MD, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Unusual Chinese Snuff Bottle and Stopper,

June 4, 2017, 10:30 AM AEST
Camperdown, Australia

AUD200 (starting bid)

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Chinese Late Qing Dynasty Ivory Snuff Bottle and

June 4, 2017, 10:30 AM AEST
Camperdown, Australia

AUD240 (starting bid)

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Chinese Enamel Snuff Bottle and Stopper,

June 4, 2017, 10:30 AM AEST
Camperdown, Australia

AUD200 (starting bid)

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Chinese Overlay Glass Snuff Bottle and Stopper,

June 4, 2017, 10:30 AM AEST
Camperdown, Australia

AUD240 (starting bid)

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Chinese Baltic Amber Snuff Bottle and Stopper,

June 4, 2017, 10:30 AM AEST
Camperdown, Australia

AUD1,200 (starting bid)

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Chinese Yellow Glass Snuff Bottle and Stopper,

June 4, 2017, 10:30 AM AEST
Camperdown, Australia

AUD300 (starting bid)

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Chinese Inside Painted Snuff Bottle and Stopper,

June 4, 2017, 10:30 AM AEST
Camperdown, Australia

AUD80 (starting bid)

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Two Chinese Snuff Bottles and Stoppers,

June 4, 2017, 10:30 AM AEST
Camperdown, Australia

AUD120 (starting bid)

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Good Chinese Inside Painted Snuff Bottle and

June 4, 2017, 10:30 AM AEST
Camperdown, Australia

AUD160 (starting bid)

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Chinese Carved Ivory Snuff Bottle and Stopper,

June 4, 2017, 10:30 AM AEST
Camperdown, Australia

AUD160 (starting bid)

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Pair of Chinese Bone Snuff Bottles and Stoppers,

June 4, 2017, 10:30 AM AEST
Camperdown, Australia

AUD30 (starting bid)

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Unusual Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle,

June 4, 2017, 10:30 AM AEST
Camperdown, Australia

AUD200 (starting bid)

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Unusual Chinese Snuff Bottle and Cover,

June 4, 2017, 10:30 AM AEST
Camperdown, Australia

AUD40 (starting bid)

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Chinese Gilt Snuff Bottle and Stopper,

June 4, 2017, 10:30 AM AEST
Camperdown, Australia

AUD450 (starting bid)

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Chinese Inside Painted Snuff Bottle and Stopper,

June 4, 2017, 10:30 AM AEST
Camperdown, Australia

AUD600 (starting bid)

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2 Chinese ceramic & glass h/painted scent bottles

June 4, 2017, 10:30 AM AEST
Ocean Grove , Australia

AUD40 (starting bid)

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Chinese Qing Dynasty Yellow Glass Snuff Bottle and

June 4, 2017, 10:30 AM AEST
Camperdown, Australia

AUD160 (starting bid)

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Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle and Stopper,

June 4, 2017, 10:30 AM AEST
Camperdown, Australia

AUD200 (starting bid)

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Chinese Late Qing Dynasty Snuff Bottle,

June 4, 2017, 10:30 AM AEST
Camperdown, Australia

AUD90 (starting bid)

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Chinese Moss Agate Snuff Bottle and Stopper,

June 4, 2017, 10:30 AM AEST
Camperdown, Australia

AUD200 (starting bid)

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