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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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An Elder-portrait Chinese Estate Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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An Overlay Chinese Estate Temple-sceen Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Rhombus-shape Estate Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Two Chinese Metal-craft Estate Snuff Bottles

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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An Agate-made Chinese Estate Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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An Estate Chinese Nature-sceen Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Yellow Estate Landscape Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Estate Agate-curving Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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An Orange Chinese Agate-curving Estate Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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An Estate Chinese Agate-curved Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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A Wave-decorated Chinese Agate-curved Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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An Overlay Chinese Dog-portrait Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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A Plain-style Estate Chinese Clear-blue Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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A Duo-handled Chinese Bat-framing Estate Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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A Color-overlay Chinese Estate Navy Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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A Flower-decorating Estate Chinese Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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A Dotted Estate Chinese Blue Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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A Hexa-shape Chinese Yellow Estate Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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An Orange Mythbeast-decorating Chinese Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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A Nature-sceen Chinese Overlay Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Hexa-roundshape Chinese Orange Estate Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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An Overlay Chinese Octa-shape Estate Blue Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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A Hexa-windowed Chinese Plant-filled Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Seated Chinese Overlay Estate Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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A Duo-opening Chinese Lidded Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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A Horse-portrait Chinese Estate Overlay Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Pumpin-decorating Estate Rabbit-portrait

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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A Duo-opening Chinese Plant-filled Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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A Crystal-clear Chinese Estate Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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A Flat-bottom Chinese Western-portraits Snuff Bottle

June 2, 2017, 5:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Chine, XIX°siècle.   Tabatière en verre décorée en rouge d'objets et antiquités.

June 3, 2017, 2:30 PM CET
Saint Raphaël, France

€40 (starting bid)

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Chine, XIX° siècle.   Tabatière en stéatite à ton jaune et finement polie.

June 3, 2017, 2:30 PM CET
Saint Raphaël, France

€80 (starting bid)

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SNUFFBOTTLE WITH BLOSSOMS AND MYTHICAL CREATURES

June 3, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Vienna, Austria

€220 (starting bid)

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SNUFFBOTTLE WITH LOCUST ON VASE

June 3, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Vienna, Austria

€340 (starting bid)

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Fine Chinese Bronze Snuff Bottle

June 3, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Fine Chinese Enamel Bronze Snuff Bottle

June 3, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Fine Crystal Parinting Snuffbottle

June 3, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Blue and White Jixiang bottle, Qing

June 3, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Methuen, MA, USA

$900 (starting bid)

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Chinese coral snuff bottle, 19th Century.

June 3, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Columbia, MD, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese enameled snuff bottle.

June 3, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Columbia, MD, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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Chinese cloisonne snuff bottle.

June 3, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Columbia, MD, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese carved lapis lazuli snuff bottle.

June 3, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Columbia, MD, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese lapis lazuli snuff bottle.

June 3, 2017, 5:00 PM EST
Columbia, MD, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A jade snuff bottle, silver insets

June 4, 2017, 10:15 PM HKT
H.K, Hong Kong

$200 (starting bid)

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The blue snuff bottle, material is glass

June 4, 2017, 10:15 PM HKT
H.K, Hong Kong

$200 (starting bid)

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Chinese Silver Snuff Bottle - Dragon

June 4, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Houston, TX, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Chinese Rose Medallion Snuff Bottle

June 4, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Houston, TX, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Carved Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

June 4, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Houston, TX, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Lot of 2 Reverse Painted Snuff Bottles

June 4, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Houston, TX, USA

$60 (starting bid)

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Hardstone Black & Gray Stone Snuff Bottle

June 4, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Houston, TX, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Carved Bone Snuff Bottle

June 4, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Houston, TX, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Carved Peking Glass Hexagonal Snuff Bottle

June 4, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Houston, TX, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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Carved Agate Snuff Bottle With Cameo Relief

June 4, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Houston, TX, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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Lot of 2 Carved Snuff Bottles

June 4, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Houston, TX, USA

$90 (starting bid)

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Chinese B&W Double Gourd Form Snuff Bottle

June 4, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Houston, TX, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Chinese Snuff Cannister

June 4, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Houston, TX, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Southeast Asian Carved Lacquer Snuff Bottles

June 4, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Houston, TX, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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