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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 qing dynasty cloisonne snuff bottle

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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CHINESE AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE QING DYNASTY WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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CHINESE ENAMEL ON GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE QING DYNASTY SPINACH JADE SNUFF BOTTLE

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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CHINESE QING DYNASTY OPAL SNUFF BOTTLE

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE YELLOW PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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CHINESE PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE WITH MARK

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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CHINESE QING DYNASTY AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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CHINESE MOTHER OF PEARL ON BRONZE SNUFF BOTTLE

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE GREEN PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE SNUFF BOTTLE WITH MARK

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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CHINESE QING DYNASTY BLUE AND WHITE SNUFF BOTTLE

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE QING DYNASTY BLUE AND WHITE SNUFF BOTTLE

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

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CHINESE AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE WITH MAN ON HORSE

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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CHINESE QING DYNASTY TURQUOISE SNUFF BOTTLE

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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CHINESE QING DYNASTY CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE SILVER DOUBLE GOURD SNUFF BOTTLE

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE INTERIOR PAINTED SNUFF BOTTLE

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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CHINESE INTERIOR PAINTED SNUFF BOTTLE

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

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CHINESE INTERIOR PAINTED SNUFF BOTTLE

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

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CHINESE INTERIOR PAINTED SNUFF BOTTLE

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

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CHINESE INTERIOR PAINTED SNUFF BOTTLE

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

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CHINESE INTERIOR PAINTED SNUFF BOTTLE

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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CHINESE INTERIOR PAINTED SNUFF BOTTLE

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

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CHINESE INTERIOR PAINTED SNUFF BOTTLE

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

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CHINESE INTERIOR PAINTED SNUFF BOTTLE

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

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CHINESE INTERIOR PAINTED SNUFF BOTTLE

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

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CHINESE INTERIOR PAINTED SNUFF BOTTLE

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

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CHINESE INTERIOR PAINTED SNUFF BOTTLE

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

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CHINESE INTERIOR PAINTED SNUFF BOTTLE

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

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CHINESE INTERIOR PAINTED SNUFF BOTTLE

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

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CHINESE INTERIOR PAINTED SNUFF BOTTLE

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

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CHINESE INTERIOR PAINTED SNUFF BOTTLE

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

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CHINESE INTERIOR PAINTED SNUFF BOTTLE

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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LARGE CHINESE BRONZE SNUFF BOTTLE

June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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CHINESE CARVED JADE SNUFF BOTTLE. HEIGHT 2 1/2

June 11, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Chester, NY, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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CHINESE HAND PAINTED PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE, SIGNED. HEIGHT 3 3/8

June 11, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Chester, NY, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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CHINESE ENAMEL DECORATED PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE, SIGNED. HEIGHT 3

June 11, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Chester, NY, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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CHINESE CARVED AND HAND DECORATED PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE, SIGNED. HEIGHT 3

June 11, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Chester, NY, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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CHINESE CARVED AND HAND DECORATED PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE, SIGNED. HEIGHT 3 3/8

June 11, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Chester, NY, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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CHINESE CARVED AND HAND DECORATED PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE, SIGNED. HEIGHT 3 3/8

June 11, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Chester, NY, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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LOT (3) CHINESE CARVED PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLES. HEIGHT 2 3/8-3 1/2

June 11, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Chester, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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LOT (2) CHINESE HAND PAINTED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES, SIGNED. HEIGHT 2 1/2

June 11, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Chester, NY, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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LOT (3) CHINESE CANTON ENAMEL DECORATED SNUFF BOTTLES, SIGNED. HEIGHT 2 5/8-3 1/4

June 11, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Chester, NY, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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TWO CHINESE CARVED HARDSTONE SNUFF BOTTLES 3 INCHES HIGH (7.6 CM) (TALLER)   THE

June 12, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Dallas, TX, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE CARVED OPAL FIGURAL SNUFF BOTTLE, 20TH CENTURY 2-1/4 INCHES HIGH (5.7

June 12, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Dallas, TX, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE PINK GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE 2-3/4 INCHES HIGH (7.0 CM)   THE ROUND, PINK B

June 12, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Dallas, TX, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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A Large White Jade ‘Cicada’ Snuff Bottle, 18th/19th Century, length 2.9

June 12, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Toronto, ON, Canada

CAD600 (starting bid)

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A Black Lacquer Mother-of-Pearl Snuff Bottle, Qianli mark, 19th Century, height 2

June 12, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Toronto, ON, Canada

CAD70 (starting bid)

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Two Porcelain Figural Snuff Bottles, 19th Century, tallest height 3.1

June 12, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Toronto, ON, Canada

CAD100 (starting bid)

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A Pale Celadon Jade ‘Double Gourd’ Snuff Bottle, height 2.4

June 12, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Toronto, ON, Canada

CAD100 (starting bid)

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Two Overlay Peking Glass Snuff Bottles, tallest height 3.3

June 12, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
Toronto, ON, Canada

CAD100 (starting bid)

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Tabatière chinoise en verre multicouche bleu et blanc à décor d'oiseau.

June 13, 2017, 9:00 AM CET
Lausanne, Switzerland

CHF50 (starting bid)

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Nine Chinese snuff bottles, glas and semi-precious stones, 19th and 20thC, H 3,5 - 11 cm

June 13, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Bruges, Belgium

€300 (starting bid)

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