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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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ANTIQUE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

June 5, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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FLORAL GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

June 5, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$20 (1 bid)

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FLORAL GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

June 5, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$20 (1 bid)

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PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE

June 5, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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ROSE QUARTZ SUNFLOWER SNUFF BOTTLE

June 5, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$425 (starting bid)

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TURQUOISE SNUFF BOTTLE

June 5, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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FOLIAGE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE

June 5, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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 RUBY RED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

June 5, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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CAMEO PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE

June 5, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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PEACH RIDGED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE

June 5, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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SUSPENDED TURQUOISE SNUFF BOTTLE

June 5, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$950 (starting bid)

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FIVE COLOR OVERLAY CLEAR GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

June 5, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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ENAMELED METAL SNUFF BOTTLE

June 5, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

June 5, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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RED FIGURAL PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE

June 5, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$550 (starting bid)

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A ROUND BURLWOOD AND SILVER SNUFF BOTTLE.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF750 (starting bid)

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AN AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE IN MONGOLIAN SILBER MOUNTS WITH A LONG WHITE JADE SPOUT.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF900 (starting bid)

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A CINNABAR LACQUER SNUFF BOTTLE CARVED WITH LANDSCAPES.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF750 (starting bid)

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A CINNABAR LACQUER SNUFF BOTTLE CARVED WITH FLOWER BASKETS.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF750 (1 bid)

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A CARVED CORAL SNUFFBOTTLE.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF750 (starting bid)

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A CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER SNUFF BOTTLE.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF750 (starting bid)

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A RARE IVORY SNUFF BOTTLE CARVED WITH MEN SMOKING AND TAKING SNUFF.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF3,000 (1 bid)

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A LARGE GREY JADE SNUFF BOTTLE.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF1,700 (starting bid)

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AN INSIDE PAINTED QUARTZ SNUFF BOTTLE.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF750 (starting bid)

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A GLASS SNUFFBOTTLE IMITATING AGATE.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF400 (starting bid)

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AN AMBER SNUFFBOTTLE CARVED WITH MASCARONS.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF1,200 (starting bid)

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A BUFF AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE CARVED WITH A BOAT IN FINE RELIEF.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF1,200 (1 bid)

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AN AMBER SNUFFBOTTLE WITH MASCARONS ON THE SHOULDERS.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF1,500 (starting bid)

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AN AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE DECORATED WITH A BUTTERFLY.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF450 (starting bid)

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AN AGATE SNUFFBOTTLE SHOWING THE THREE-LEGGED TOAD WITH THE MOON.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF300 (starting bid)

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AN AGATE SNUFFBOTTLE WITH A ROOSTER.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF750 (starting bid)

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AN INSIDE PAINTED GLAS SNUFF BOTTLE DECORATED WITH FISH.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF600 (starting bid)

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AN INSIDE PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF750 (starting bid)

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A CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL SNUFF BOTTLE.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF450 (starting bid)

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THREE CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL SNUFF BOTTLES.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF900 (starting bid)

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TWO CLOISONNÉ SNUFF BOTTLES.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF450 (starting bid)

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A CLOIOSONNÉ ENAMEL SNUFF BOTTLE DECORATED WITH DRAGON AND PHOENIX.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF600 (starting bid)

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A GREEN JADEITE SNUFF BOTTLE.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF1,200 (starting bid)

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A SLIGHTLY MOTTLED WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF750 (starting bid)

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JADE SNUFFBOTTLE DECORATED WITH A FINE RELIEF.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF1,500 (starting bid)

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A CELADON JADE SNUFFBOTTLE.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF1,200 (starting bid)

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A CARVED JADEITE SNUFF BOTTLE.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF750 (starting bid)

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A POLISHED JADEITE SNUFF BOTTLE.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF750 (starting bid)

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TWO MARBLED STONE SNUFF BOTTLES.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF600 (starting bid)

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A LAPIS LAZULI SNUFF BOTTLE IN THE SHAPE OF A CARP.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF750 (starting bid)

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A PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE DECORATED WITH LUOHANS.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF600 (starting bid)

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TWO BURGAUTÉ LACQUER SNUFF BOTTLES.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF900 (starting bid)

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A PARTLY OPENWORK SILVER SNUFFBOTTLE DECORATED WITH DRAGON HEADS.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF600 (starting bid)

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A SILVER SNUFFBOTTLE DECORATED WITH MALACHIT AND CORAL INLAYS.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF600 (starting bid)

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AMBER SNUFFBOTTLE IN THE SHAPE OF A PEBBLE.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF750 (starting bid)

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A GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE DECORATED WITH A FIVE-COLOUR OVERLAY.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF1,200 (starting bid)

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THREE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLES.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF900 (starting bid)

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A GLASS SNUFFBOTTLE DECORATED WITH GREEN OVERLAY.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF600 (starting bid)

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A CORAL RED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE DECORATED WITH DRAGONS IN RELIEF.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF750 (starting bid)

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A GLASS SNUFFBOTTLE WITH RED OVERLAY CARVED WITH TWO CHILONG.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF600 (starting bid)

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A TRANSPARENT RED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE CARVED WITH CHILONG.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF750 (starting bid)

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A GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE WITH RED OVERLAY.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF750 (starting bid)

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AN AGATE SNUFFBOTTLE IN THE SHAPE OF AN OCTOGONAL MOON FLASK.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF450 (starting bid)

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AN AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE IN THE SHAPE OF A GOURD.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF400 (starting bid)

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A FACETED QUARTZ SNUFF BOTTLE CARVED WITH FLOWERS AND BAMBOO.

June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF600 (starting bid)

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