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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 Snuff Bottle, hand painted

April 30, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Londonderry, NH, USA

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Hand Painted Porcelain Erotic Snuff Bottle

April 30, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Londonderry, NH, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Hand Painted Snuff Bottle

April 30, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Londonderry, NH, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Spinach Jade/Stone Snuff Bottle

April 30, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Londonderry, NH, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Chinese snuff bottles 4

April 30, 2017, 10:00 AM PST
Ventura, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Antique Chinese erotic vessels & snuff - 4pcs

April 30, 2017, 10:00 AM PST
Ventura, CA, USA

$170 (starting bid)

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Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

April 30, 2017, 1:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Carved Agate Snuff Bottle

April 30, 2017, 1:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

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Rosewood hanger

April 30, 2017, 1:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

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Peking Glass Snuff Bottle - Fish

April 30, 2017, 1:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Horsehair Crystal Snuff Bottle

April 30, 2017, 1:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

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Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle

April 30, 2017, 1:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

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Large Chinese B&W Porcelain Snuff Bottle

April 30, 2017, 1:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Peking Glass Snuff Bottle - Spider

April 30, 2017, 1:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Jade Bangle

April 30, 2017, 1:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Snuff Bottle

April 30, 2017, 1:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Chinese Green Porcelain Snuff Bottle

April 30, 2017, 1:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

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Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

April 30, 2017, 1:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

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Carved Double Gourd Vase Snuff Bottle

April 30, 2017, 1:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle

April 30, 2017, 1:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Chinese Metal Snuff Bottle

April 30, 2017, 1:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

April 30, 2017, 1:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Chinese Carved Hardstone Snuff Bottle

April 30, 2017, 1:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Chinese Carved Hardstone Snuff Bottle

April 30, 2017, 1:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Chinese Enamel over Brass Snuff Bottle

April 30, 2017, 1:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Large Chinese Brass Snuff Bottle

April 30, 2017, 1:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Hand-painted Peking Overlay Glass Snuff Bottle

April 30, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$170 (starting bid)

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Chinese Hand-Painted Enameled Snuff Bottle

April 30, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Antique Asian Erotic Scenes Snuff Bottle

April 30, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Antique Chinese Peking Overlay Glass Snuff Bottle

April 30, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Antique Tibetan Silver Snuff Medicine Bottle

April 30, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Porcelain Nude Sitting Geisha Snuff Bottle

April 30, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Porcelain Reclining Nude Geisha Snuff Bottle

April 30, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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THREE ORIENTAL PÂTE DE VERRE SNUFF BOTTLES

May 2, 2017, 4:30 PM CET
Barcelona, Spain

€50 (starting bid)

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Three antique Chinese snufff bottles.<BR>

May 2, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Hallandale , FL, USA

$225 (starting bid)

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Five diverse snuff bottles, China, 20th century.

May 3, 2017, 7:00 PM WET
Hoogezand-Sappemeer, Netherlands

€20 (starting bid)

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Five diverse snuff bottles, China,

May 3, 2017, 7:00 PM WET
Hoogezand-Sappemeer, Netherlands

€20 (starting bid)

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Five diverse snuff bottles, China and Europe, 20th century.

May 3, 2017, 7:00 PM WET
Hoogezand-Sappemeer, Netherlands

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BLACK AND WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE In pebble form. Length 2.7

May 4, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
East Dennis, MA, USA

$140 (starting bid)

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SOFT BROWN-ON-CREAM JASPER SNUFF BOTTLE In spade shape. Height 2.5

May 4, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
East Dennis, MA, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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MOTTLED GREEN JADE SNUFF BOTTLE In spade shape. Height 2.5

May 4, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
East Dennis, MA, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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TIGERS EYE SNUFF BOTTLE In ovoid form. Height 2.25

May 4, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
East Dennis, MA, USA

$80 (1 bid)

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JASPER SNUFF BOTTLE In ovoid form with red and black markings. Height 2.25

May 4, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
East Dennis, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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GREEN AND WHITE HARDSTONE SNUFF BOTTLE In flattened ovoid form. Height 2.1

May 4, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
East Dennis, MA, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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