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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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LOT OF THREE JADEITE SNUFF BOTTLES.

August 26, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Fairfield, ME, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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LOT OF 16 GLASS SNUFF BOTTLES.

August 26, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Fairfield, ME, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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LOT OF FOURTEEN SNUFF BOTTLES.

August 26, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Fairfield, ME, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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LOT OF EIGHTEEN HARD STONE AND AGATE SNUFF BOTTLES.

August 26, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Fairfield, ME, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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LOT OF SEVEN SNUFF BOTTLES.

August 26, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Fairfield, ME, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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A FINE SILVER PLATED SNUFF BOX WITH CORAL TOP

August 26, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Oriental Snuff Bottle On Chain

August 26, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Springfield, OH, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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CHINESE CAMEO CUT BACK SNUFF BOTTLE DECORATED WITH A COI FISH. 3 1/4 INCHES HIGH.

August 26, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Stewartsville, NJ, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

August 26, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

$20 (1 bid)

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WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE

August 26, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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RED OVERLAY GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

August 26, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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REDDISH-BROWN GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

August 26, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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A PURPLE COLOR GLASS AND EARED SNUFF BOTTLE

August 26, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

$20 (1 bid)

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PAINTED GLASS 'LANDSCAPE SCENERY' SNUFF BOTTLE

August 26, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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SET OF FOUR YELLOW GLASS 'FLOWERS' SNUFF BOTTLES

August 26, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

$700 (starting bid)

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PAINTED GLASS 'FRUITS' SNUFF BOTTLE

August 26, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

August 26, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

August 26, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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BLUE AND WHITE UNDERGLAZED RED SNUFF BOTTLE

August 26, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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INSIDE PAINTED 'FLOWERS AND BIRDS' SNUFF BOTTLE

August 26, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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INSIDE PAINTED 'MOUNTAINS' SNUFF BOTTLE

August 26, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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INSIDE PAINTED 'FLOWERS AND BIRDS' SNUFF BOTTLE

August 26, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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INSIDE PAINTED 'WOODSMEN & MOUNTAINS' SNUFF BOTTLE

August 26, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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INSIDE PAINTED 'FLOWERS AND BIRDS' SNUFF BOTTLE

August 26, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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INSIDE PAINTED 'MOUNTAINS' SNUFF BOTTLE

August 26, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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INSIDE PAINTED 'MOUNTAINS' SNUFF BOTTLE

August 26, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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INSIDE PAINTED 'MOUNTAINS' SNUFF BOTTLE

August 26, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE

August 26, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

$1,600 (starting bid)

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INSIDE PAINTED 'RIVERSIDE VILLAGE' SNUFF BOTTLE

August 26, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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INSIDE PAINTED 'INSECTS AND FRUITS' SNUFF BOTTLE

August 26, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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INSIDE PAINTED 'RIVERSIDE VILLAGE' SNUFF BOTTLE

August 26, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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INSIDE PAINTED 'FLOWERS' SNUFF BOTTLE

August 26, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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INSIDE PAINTED 'MOUNTAINS' SNUFF BOTTLE

August 26, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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INSIDE PAINTED 'MOUNTAINS' SNUFF BOTTLE

August 26, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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WHITE JADE CARVED 'FLOWERS' SNUFF BOTTLE

August 26, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

$1,500 (starting bid)

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JADE CARVED SNUFF BOTTLE

August 26, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Oriental selection ink stone, snuff bottle, carved bone pieces, approx 26cm H & shorter

August 27, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD10 (starting bid)

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Chinese porcelain snuff bottle, cast in relief with figures, approx 7cm H

August 27, 2016, 11:00 AM AEST
Sydney, Australia

AUD10 (1 bid)

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Two Chinese Jadeite Snuff Bottles

August 27, 2016, 7:00 AM PST
Flemington, NJ, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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ANTIQUE Chinese Fish shape Snuff Bottle with carvings. 19th C. 3

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Gaithersburg, MD, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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A Fine Chinese Qing Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Marine City, MI, USA

$201 (starting bid)

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Chinese Qing Porcelain Snuff Bottle

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Marine City, MI, USA

$126 (starting bid)

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Old Chinese Reverse Glass painting Snuff Bottle. 9.3cm x 5.5cm

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Gaithersburg, MD, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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Two Carved Red Agate Snuff Bottles

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Beverly, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Large 19th C. Carved Amber Snuff Bottle

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Beverly, MA, USA

$300 (1 bid)

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Chinese Qing Dynasty Green Jade Snuff Bottle

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Beverly, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese Peking Glass Eggplant Snuff Bottle

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Beverly, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Beverly, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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19th C. Chinese Blue Agate Snuff Bottle

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Beverly, MA, USA

$130 (starting bid)

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Chinese Carnelian Snuff Bottle

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Beverly, MA, USA

$180 (starting bid)

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18th/19th C. Chinese Mastodon Tooth Snuff Bottle

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Beverly, MA, USA

$300 (13 bids)

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19th C. Chinese Zoisite and Ruby Snuff Bottle

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Beverly, MA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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19th C. Chinese Variscite Snuff Bottle

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Beverly, MA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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19th C. Chinese Amethyst Quartz Snuff Bottle

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Beverly, MA, USA

$130 (starting bid)

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19th C. Chinese Quartz Snuff Bottle

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Beverly, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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19th C. Chinese Rose Quartz Snuff Bottle

August 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Beverly, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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GROUP OF FOUR STORY PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

August 27, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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A FINELY PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

August 27, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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GROUP OF THREE SNUFF BOTTLE

August 27, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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GROUP OF FOUR SNUFF BOTTLE

August 27, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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