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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 Chinese Nephrite Green Jade Snuff Bottle

March 4, 2017, 8:00 PM EST
Rockville, MD, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Two Antique Chinese Snuff Bottles

March 4, 2017, 8:00 PM EST
Rockville, MD, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Two Antique Chinese Inner Painting Snuff Bottle

March 4, 2017, 8:00 PM EST
Rockville, MD, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Antique Chinese Carved Bone Snuff Bottle

March 4, 2017, 8:00 PM EST
Rockville, MD, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Two Chinese Antique Carved Snuff Bottle Marked Qianlong

March 4, 2017, 8:00 PM EST
Rockville, MD, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Two Antique Chinese Snuff Bottles

March 4, 2017, 8:00 PM EST
Rockville, MD, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Antique Chinese Nephrite Green Jade Snuff Bottles

March 4, 2017, 8:00 PM EST
Rockville, MD, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Bone bottle with painting from 20th century China/Japan

March 6, 2017, 11:00 AM UTC
Riga, Latvia

€100 (starting bid)

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20th century China/Japan Bone bottle with painting

March 6, 2017, 11:00 AM UTC
Riga, Latvia

€100 (starting bid)

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19 Century French Bronze Empire Snuff Bottle (Perfume Bottle)

March 7, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Mineola, NY, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Galle Cameo Glass Snuff Bottle (Perfume Bottle)

March 7, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Mineola, NY, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Assorted Books on Snuff Bottle Collection

March 7, 2017, 2:00 PM PST
SAN GABRIEL, CA, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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Hardcover Books on Snuff Bottle Collection by Hugh Moss

March 7, 2017, 2:00 PM PST
SAN GABRIEL, CA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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CHINESE QING PERIOD AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

March 8, 2017, 10:30 AM GMT
Durrow, Ireland

€140 (starting bid)

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REPUBLICAN PERIOD CHINESE GLASS INSIDE PAINTED SNUFF BOTTLE

March 8, 2017, 10:30 AM GMT
Durrow, Ireland

€70 (starting bid)

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METAL MOUNTED CHINESE INSIDE PAINTED SNUFF BOTTLE

March 8, 2017, 10:30 AM GMT
Durrow, Ireland

€70 (starting bid)

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REPUBLICAN PERIOD CHINESE POLYCHROME GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

March 8, 2017, 10:30 AM GMT
Durrow, Ireland

€200 (starting bid)

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NINETEENTH-CENTURY CHINESE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE

March 8, 2017, 10:30 AM GMT
Durrow, Ireland

€550 (starting bid)

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CHINESE NINETEENTH-CENTURY AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

March 8, 2017, 10:30 AM GMT
Durrow, Ireland

€360 (starting bid)

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CHINESE QING PERIOD INSIDE PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

March 8, 2017, 10:30 AM GMT
Durrow, Ireland

€100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE QING PERIOD INSIDE PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

March 8, 2017, 10:30 AM GMT
Durrow, Ireland

€100 (starting bid)

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NINETEENTH-CENTURY CHINESE IVORY MOUNTED SNUFF BOTTLE

March 8, 2017, 10:30 AM GMT
Durrow, Ireland

€140 (starting bid)

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AN AGATE CYLINDRICAL SNUFF BOTTLE

March 10, 2017, 1:30 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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A RED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

March 10, 2017, 1:30 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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A CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER SNUFF BOTTLE

March 10, 2017, 1:30 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$650 (starting bid)

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A CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

March 10, 2017, 1:30 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'FLORAL SCROLL' SNUFF BOTTLE

March 10, 2017, 1:30 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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AN INSIDE PAINTED 'GUAN GONG' CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE

March 10, 2017, 1:30 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$800 (starting bid)

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WANG XISAN: INSIDE-PAINTED CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE

March 10, 2017, 1:30 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$2,800 (1 bid)

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A PEKING RED OVERLAY BLUE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

March 10, 2017, 1:30 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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AN INSIDE-PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

March 10, 2017, 1:30 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$650 (starting bid)

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A INSIDE-PAINTED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

March 10, 2017, 1:30 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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AN AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

March 10, 2017, 1:30 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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A CRYSTAL CARVED 'DRAGON' SNUFF BOTTLE

March 10, 2017, 1:30 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$500 (1 bid)

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A GLASS ENAMEL 'BIRDS FLOWERS' SNUFF BOTTLE

March 10, 2017, 1:30 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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AN JADEITE CARVED 'BUFFALO' SNUFF BOTTLE

March 10, 2017, 1:30 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$650 (starting bid)

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A CRYSTAL CARVED 'THREE RAMS' SNUFF BOTTLE

March 10, 2017, 1:30 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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A WHITE OVERLAY YELLOW GLASS 'PALACE' SNUFF BOTTLE

March 10, 2017, 1:30 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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A FAMILLE ROSE MOULDED EIGHT IMMORTALS SNUFF BOTTLE

March 10, 2017, 1:30 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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AN AGATE MELON SHAPED SNUFF BOTTLE

March 10, 2017, 1:30 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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AN AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

March 10, 2017, 1:30 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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A MACARONI AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

March 10, 2017, 1:30 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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A MOSS AGATE LANDSCAPE SNUFF BOTTLE

March 10, 2017, 1:30 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Chinese ivory snuff bottle - fo dog form, carrying a flacon upon his back,

March 11, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Bad Vilbel, Germany

€150 (starting bid)

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Snuff Bottles - China, 3 pieces: 1x metal body with red clasp, on one side

March 11, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Bad Vilbel, Germany

€120 (starting bid)

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A Green Jade Mughal-Style Snuff Bottle 稀有精雕痕都斯坦花卉鼻烟壶

March 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Jadeite Flask Snuff Bottle with Green Patches 翡翠玉雕素面方形扁鼻烟壶

March 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$225 (starting bid)

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CHINESE CINNABAR AND JADE SNUFF BOTTLES NINE

March 11, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Detroit, MI, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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Chinese Qing Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

March 11, 2017, 3:30 PM EST
Doral, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle

March 11, 2017, 3:30 PM EST
Doral, FL, USA

$75 (starting bid)

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Chinese Qing Porcelain Snuff Bottle

March 11, 2017, 3:30 PM EST
Doral, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Qing Porcelain Famille Rose Snuff Bottle

March 11, 2017, 3:30 PM EST
Doral, FL, USA

$75 (starting bid)

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Chinese Qing Porcelain Blue&White Snuff Bottle

March 11, 2017, 3:30 PM EST
Doral, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Antique / Vintage Chinese Blue Tinted Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

March 11, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Antique Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

March 11, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese Purple Stone Snuff Bottle

March 11, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Black Quartz Snuff Bottle

March 11, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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