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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 Agate Snuff Bottle and Soap Stone Seal

April 19, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle

April 19, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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April 19, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese Rosewood Snuff Bottle Display Case

April 22, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Asian Snuff bottle, Imari and Ewer - 4 items

April 22, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Knoxville , TN, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Jade snuff bottle. China. 18th/19th century. Pure white stone. 2-1/2

April 23, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Newton, MA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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A Chinese famille rose porcelain ''lotus'' snuff bottle, republic period

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Chinese blue glazed molded porcelain ''lions'' snuff bottle,

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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A Chinese enameled and parcel gilt-metal snuff bottle,

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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A Chinese ''iron-red dragon'' porcelain snuff bottle, yongzheng four-character mark but later

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Canton enameled and molded porcelain snuff bottle,

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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A Chinese enameled glass ''ox and boy'' snuff bottle, qinglong four-character mark but later

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Three Chinese snuff bottles,

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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A group of four Chinese snuff bottles,

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$350 (starting bid)

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A group of three Chinese opaque glass snuff bottles, qing dynasty

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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A Chinese five-color overlay glass ''eight daoist symbols'' snuff bottle,

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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A Chinese green-overlay white glass ''geese and lotus'' snuff bottle,

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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A Chinese six-color overlay glass ''monkeys'' snuff bottle,

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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A Chinese four color overlay white glass ''eggplant and bats'' snuff bottle,

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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A Chinese yellow glass snuff bottle,

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Chinese red overlay white glass snuff bottle,

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$350 (starting bid)

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A Chinese red overlay glass ''man with ox'' snuff bottle,

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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A Chinese dark-red overlay on opalescent white ''boy on elephant'' snuff bottle,

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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A Chinese carved amber glass ''cicada'' snuff bottle,

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Two Chinese glass overlay snuff bottles,

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Two Chinese glass snuff bottles,

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Two Chinese tourmaline snuff bottles, 19th/20th century

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Three agate snuff bottles, 19th/20th century

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Two Chinese glass snuff bottles,

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$450 (starting bid)

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Two Chinese agate snuff bottles,

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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A Chinese carved agate ''frogs and lotus'' snuff bottle,

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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A Chinese moss agate snuff bottle,

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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A Chinese spade-shaped puddingstone snuff bottle,

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Two Chinese carved ''shadow'' agate snuff bottles,

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Two Chinese carved hardstone snuff bottles,

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Three Chinese hardstone snuff bottles,

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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A Chinese fossiliferous limestone snuff bottle,

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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A Chinese hardstone snuff bottle,

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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A Chinese spinach jade ''basket-weave'' snuff bottle,

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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A large Chinese carved black and white jade snuff bottle,

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$750 (starting bid)

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A Chinese pale celadon jade ''boy and fish'' snuff bottle,

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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A Chinese turquoise ''boy and dragon'' snuff bottle and a celadon jade incised ''bats'' stand,

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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A Chinese carved white jade snuff bottle,

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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A Chinese white jade snuff bottle,

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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