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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 PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

July 9, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Bear, DE, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE ENAMEL SNUFF BOTTLE

July 9, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Bear, DE, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE CLOISONNE SNUFF BOTTLE

July 9, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Bear, DE, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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CHINESE PEKING GLASS DRAGON SNUFF BOTTLE

July 9, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Bear, DE, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE CELADON JADE SNUFF BOTTLE

July 9, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Bear, DE, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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CHINESE PEKING WHITE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

July 9, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Bear, DE, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE PEKING GLASS FLOWER SUNFF BOTTLE

July 9, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Bear, DE, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Group of misc. snuff, cigarette & cigar signs

July 9, 2016, 4:30 PM EST
Mountain City, GA, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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UNDERGLAZE RED SNUFF BOTTLE

July 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$75 (starting bid)

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AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

July 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Enamel Snuff Bottle

July 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Celadon Rectangular Snuff Bottle

July 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Yellow Glazed Snuff Bottle

July 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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YONGZHENG NIANZHI MARK SNUFF BOTTLE DECORATED WITH BAT PATTERN

July 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Boston, MA, USA

$800 (starting bid)

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Fine Antique Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle

July 10, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Chinese Blue And White Porcelain Snuff Bottle

July 10, 2016, 1:00 PM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Snuff bottle

July 10, 2016, 4:00 PM PST
vancouver, BC, Canada

CAD120 (starting bid)

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Cloisonne snuff bottle decrated with deers

July 10, 2016, 4:00 PM PST
vancouver, BC, Canada

CAD260 (starting bid)

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Cloisonne snuff bottle decrated with flowers

July 10, 2016, 4:00 PM PST
vancouver, BC, Canada

CAD260 (starting bid)

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Stone carved snuff bottle

July 10, 2016, 4:00 PM PST
vancouver, BC, Canada

CAD150 (starting bid)

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Chinese Peking glass snuff bottle

July 12, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Boonton, NJ, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese Peking glass snuff bottle

July 12, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Boonton, NJ, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Collection (8) Chinese snuff bottles

July 12, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Boonton, NJ, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese white aragonite fish form snuff bottle

July 12, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Boonton, NJ, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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(2) Chinese amber and glass snuff bottles

July 12, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Boonton, NJ, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Fibulae and a Tobacco Snuff Bottle - Morocco

July 12, 2016, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

$400 (starting bid)

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Ivory & Horn Engraved Ivory Snuff Bottles

July 14, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD150 (1 bid)

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Red Carved Snuff Bottle

July 14, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Leichhardt, Australia

AUD100 (starting bid)

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Four-sides bottle with underglaze blu decoration

July 14, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Boston, MA, USA

£750 (starting bid)

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Blue and White Porcelain Four-sides Bottle - Wanli Period

July 14, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Boston, MA, USA

£750 (starting bid)

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AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY CHINESE REVERSE PAINTED SNUFF BOTTLE together with an

July 15, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY CHINESE CARVED HARDWOOD SNUFF BOTTLE CABINET with scr

July 15, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£300 (starting bid)

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AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY CHINESE CARVED BONE SNUFF BOTTLE AND STOPPER together

July 15, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£30 (starting bid)

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A LARGE LATE 19TH CENTURY CHINESE RECTANGULAR GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE AND STOPPE

July 15, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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A 19TH CENTURY CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE painted with d

July 15, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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A 19TH CENTURY CHINESE BEIJING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE AND STOPPER carved with b

July 15, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£40 (starting bid)

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A 19TH CENTURY CHINESE BEIJING 'SNOWFLAKE' GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE AND STOPPER c

July 15, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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AN UNUSUAL CHINESE QING DYNASTY REVERSE PAINTED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE reverse

July 15, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£200 (starting bid)

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AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY CHINESE TWIN PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE AND STOPPER Guang

July 15, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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A 19TH CENTURY CHINESE CARVED CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE AND STOPPER of square fo

July 15, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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A 19TH CENTURY CHINESE CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE AND STOPPER together with

July 15, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£60 (starting bid)

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A PAIR OF EARLY 20TH CENTURY CHINESE IMITATION JADE SNUFF BOTTLES AND STOPP

July 15, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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A VERY LARGE CHINESE REPUBLICAN PERIOD REVERSE PAINTED SNUFF BOTTLE decorat

July 15, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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A FINE EARLY 20TH CENTURY CHINESE CARVED CORAL SNUFF BOTTLE AND STOPPER dec

July 15, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£300 (starting bid)

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AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY CHINESE REVERSE PAINTED SNUFF BOTTLE AND STOPPER deco

July 15, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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A 19TH CENTURY CHINESE PALE GREEN JADE SNUFF BOTTLE AND STOPPER of plain fo

July 15, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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AN EARLY 19TH CENTURY CHINESE RUBY GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE AND STOPPER of elegan

July 15, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£60 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE REPUBLICAN PERIOD REVERSE PAINTED SNUFF BOTTLE AND STOPPER painte

July 15, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£40 (starting bid)

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A 19TH CENTURY CHINESE CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE AND STOPPER with basket we

July 15, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£60 (starting bid)

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A 19TH CENTURY CHINESE CARVED WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE AND STOPPER with twin

July 15, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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A RARE CHINESE QING DYNASTY CARVED AMBER SNUFF BOTTLE AND STOPPER of square

July 15, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£200 (starting bid)

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AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY CHINESE CARVED BANDED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE AND STOPPER

July 15, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£60 (starting bid)

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AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY CHINESE BEIJING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE AND STOPPER decora

July 15, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY CHINESE BEIJING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE AND STOPPER carved

July 15, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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A LATE 19TH CENTURY CHINESE CARVED IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE AND STOPPER in the fo

July 15, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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A COLLECTION OF FIVE EARLY 20TH CENTURY CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES in various fo

July 15, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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A 19TH CENTURY CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE bearing Yongzh

July 15, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE REPUBLICAN PERIOD WHITE METAL SNUFF BOTTLE AND STOPPER decorated

July 15, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£30 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE ENAMEL SNUFF BOTTLE AND STOPPER painted with two geese within a l

July 15, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£30 (starting bid)

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