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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 Chinese White Jade Carved Snuff Bottle

April 7, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Bohemia, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Snuff Bottle with Inside Painting Signed by Ma Shaoxuan

April 7, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Bohemia, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Snuff Bottle with Inside Painting

April 7, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Bohemia, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Famille-Rose Porcelain Snuff Bottle

April 7, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Bohemia, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Crystal Snuff Bottle with Inside Painting

April 7, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Bohemia, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

April 7, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Bohemia, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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AN ENAMELLED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE  (Qing Dynasty)

April 8, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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AN INSIDE PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE  (Early20th Century)

April 8, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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AN ENAMELLED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE  (Qing Dynasty)

April 8, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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AN ENAMELLED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE  (Qing Dynasty)

April 8, 2017, 9:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Chinese Peking glass snuff bottle

April 8, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Towson, MD, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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Chinese rock crystal and glass snuff bottle

April 8, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Towson, MD, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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Two oriental snuff bottles

April 8, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Towson, MD, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Two Chinese Famille Rose porcelain snuff bottles

April 8, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Towson, MD, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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Two Chinese snuff bottles and two jade articles

April 8, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Towson, MD, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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Antique Pre-Ban Japanese Gourd Snuff Bottle W

April 8, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Carson City, NV, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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CHINESE ANTIQUE HAND CARVED SNUFF BOTTLE

April 8, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Winston Salem, NC, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE ANTIQUE DOUBLE GOURD / JADE  SNUFF BOTTLE

April 8, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Winston Salem, NC, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLE

April 8, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Detroit, MI, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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hardstone snuff bottle of lady head with top

April 8, 2017, 11:00 AM CST
Kosciusko, MS, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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pair of snuff bottles  3''hand painted scene on the item

April 8, 2017, 11:00 AM CST
Kosciusko, MS, USA

$10 (1 bid)

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TWO PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES - Chinese

April 8, 2017, 3:00 PM PST
Seattle, WA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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TWO CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLES - Chinese

April 8, 2017, 3:00 PM PST
Seattle, WA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Chinese Snuff Bottle

April 9, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Beverly, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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18th/19th C Chinese Well Hollowed White Jade Snuff

April 9, 2017, 7:15 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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Fine 19th C Chinese Carved Jade Snuff Bottle

April 9, 2017, 7:15 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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19th C Chinese Enameled Porcelain Snuff Bottle

April 9, 2017, 7:15 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$350 (1 bid)

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19thC Chinese Robin's Egg Glazed Porcelain Snuff

April 9, 2017, 7:15 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Fine Private Collection 4 Chinese Landscape Snuffs

April 9, 2017, 7:15 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$1,500 (starting bid)

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Fine 19th C Chinese Carved Amber Goldfish Snuff

April 9, 2017, 7:15 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Wang Xisan - 1959 Inside Painted Amber Snuff

April 9, 2017, 7:15 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$2,500 (starting bid)

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3 - Fine Chinese Micro-Mosaic Black Lacquer Snuffs

April 9, 2017, 7:15 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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19th C Chinese Carved White Jade Snuff Bottle

April 9, 2017, 7:15 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$750 (starting bid)

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Fine 18/19th C Chinese Silver Dragon Snuff Bottle

April 9, 2017, 7:15 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$350 (starting bid)

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3 - 19th Century Chinese Snuff Bottles

April 9, 2017, 7:15 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Fine 18/19th C Chinese Carved Amber Snuff

April 9, 2017, 7:15 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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Fine Chinese Carved Blue Agate Snuff; Coral Top

April 9, 2017, 7:15 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$350 (starting bid)

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2 Antique Chinese Carved Jade Snuff Bottles

April 9, 2017, 7:15 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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2 Chinese Carved Hardstone Snuff Bottles

April 9, 2017, 7:15 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Chinese Porcelain Famille Rose Snuff bottle

April 9, 2017, 7:15 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Oriental Snuff Bottle

April 10, 2017, 12:00 PM CST
Anna, IL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Erotic Oriental Snuff Bottle

April 10, 2017, 12:00 PM CST
Anna, IL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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3 Oriental Bone Snuff Bottle

April 10, 2017, 12:00 PM CST
Anna, IL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Oriental Snuff Bottle

April 10, 2017, 12:00 PM CST
Anna, IL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Oriental Snuff Bottle

April 10, 2017, 12:00 PM CST
Anna, IL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Oriental Snuff Bottle

April 10, 2017, 12:00 PM CST
Anna, IL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Oriental Bone Snuff Bottle

April 10, 2017, 12:00 PM CST
Anna, IL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Oriental Snuff Bottle

April 10, 2017, 12:00 PM CST
Anna, IL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Oriental Snuff Bottles

April 10, 2017, 12:00 PM CST
Anna, IL, USA

$10 (1 bid)

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Oriental Snuff Bottles

April 10, 2017, 12:00 PM CST
Anna, IL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Oriental Snuff Bottle

April 10, 2017, 12:00 PM CST
Anna, IL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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A CARVED WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE

April 15, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Marietta, GA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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A CARVED WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE

April 15, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Marietta, GA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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A CARVED WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE

April 15, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Marietta, GA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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GROUP OF FOUR STORY PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

April 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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A FINELY PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

April 15, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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