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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 Enamels Porcelain Dragon Head Snuff Bottle

December 10, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Chinese Natural Agate Snuff Bottle

December 10, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese Hetian Jade Snuff Bottle w Red Coral Lid

December 10, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Snuff Bottle w Flower & Bird

December 10, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Beautiful Color Chinese Natural Agate Snuff Bottle

December 10, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Chinese Qing Dynasty Agate Snuff Bottle

December 10, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese Hetian Jade Low Relief Urchin Snuff Bottle

December 10, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$350 (starting bid)

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MOULDED AMBER GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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MOULDED OLIVE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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BROWN AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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MOULDED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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ANIMAL MASK SNUFF BOTTLE

December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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PINK AND BLACK GLASS SNUFF

December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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FLOWER AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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CARVED HORN DRAGON SNUFF BOTTLE

December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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PAIR PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES

December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE ON STAND

December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE

December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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EGGPLANT JADEITE SNUFF BOTTLE

December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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FLORAL TURQUOISE SNUFF BOTTLE

December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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NIXION AND MAO SNUFF BOTTLE

December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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ROUND JADE ENAMEL SNUFF BOTTLE

December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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BEIGE MOULDED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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INSIDE PAINTED SNUFF BOTTLE BY YE ZHONG SAN

December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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[CHINESE]A

December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Vancouver, BC, Canada

CAD100 (starting bid)

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[CHINESE] HETIAN JADE CARVED  SNUFF BOTTLE L:1.9

December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Vancouver, BC, Canada

CAD1,000 (starting bid)

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[CHINESE]A QING STYLED HORN CARVED SNUFF BOTTLE W:1.75

December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Vancouver, BC, Canada

CAD500 (starting bid)

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[CHINESE]A LATE 19TH CENTURY JADE CARVED SNUFF BOTTLE WITH JADEITE LIP W:1.5

December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Vancouver, BC, Canada

CAD500 (starting bid)

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December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Vancouver, BC, Canada

CAD160 (starting bid)

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[CHINESE] 20TH CENTURY FAMILLE ROSE SNUFF BOTTLE L:1.8

December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Vancouver, BC, Canada

CAD160 (starting bid)

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[CHINESE]A LATE 19TH CENTURY PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE W:1.75

December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Vancouver, BC, Canada

CAD100 (starting bid)

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[CHINESE] OLD BEEWAX CARVED WITH JADE LID  SNUFF BOTTLE L:1.4

December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Vancouver, BC, Canada

CAD300 (starting bid)

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[CHINESE]

December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Vancouver, BC, Canada

CAD160 (starting bid)

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[CHINESE]A SET OF

December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Vancouver, BC, Canada

CAD260 (starting bid)

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[CHINESE

December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Vancouver, BC, Canada

CAD160 (starting bid)

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[CHINESE]A LATE 19TH CENTURY PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE WITH CHINESE CHARACTER

December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Vancouver, BC, Canada

CAD200 (starting bid)

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[CHINESE] HETIAN JADE CARVED  JADE SNUFF BOTTLE(58g)

December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Vancouver, BC, Canada

CAD500 (starting bid)

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Antique Snuff Box Chicken and Chick

December 10, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Davenport, WA, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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A Vintage Peking Glass Chinese Snuff Bottle

December 10, 2016, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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A Vintage Peking Glass Chinese Snuff Bottle

December 10, 2016, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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A Porcelain Snuff Bottle - Vintage and Signed - Jade Stopper

December 10, 2016, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle - Vintage and Signed

December 10, 2016, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle - Vintage and Signed

December 10, 2016, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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A vintage Peking Glass Chinese Snuff Bottle

December 10, 2016, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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A Vintage Chinese Porcelain Chinese Snuff Bottle

December 10, 2016, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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A LARGE WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE

December 10, 2016, 2:00 PM PST
El Monte, CA, USA

$4,500 (starting bid)

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Antique / Vintage Chinese Blue Tinted Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

December 10, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Antique Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

December 10, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Jade Snuff Bottle

December 10, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Purple Stone Snuff Bottle

December 10, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Black Quartz Snuff Bottle

December 10, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Antique Chinese Agate Lion Snuff Bottle

December 10, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Antique Chinese Agate/Stone Snuff Bottle

December 10, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Antique Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle

December 10, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese Red Jasper Stone Snuff Bottle

December 10, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Green and White Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

December 10, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Antique Chinese Pudding Stone Snuff bottle

December 10, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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