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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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2 Liuli Snuff Bottles

July 31, 2016, 1:00 PM PST
Temple City, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Mid-Qing Amber Carved Snuff Bottle

July 31, 2016, 1:00 PM PST
Temple City, CA, USA

$1,500 (starting bid)

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4 Snuff Bottles made of Jade, Quartz and Glass, 20th C.

August 2, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€850 (starting bid)

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5 Glass and 1 Porcelain Snuff Bottles, Various Shapes, 20th C.

August 2, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€850 (starting bid)

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Glass Snuff Bottle with Figures and Animals, China,18th/19th C.

August 2, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€1,800 (starting bid)

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Guyue Xuan Snuff Bottle with Children Scenes, Qing Dynasty

August 2, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€1,100 (starting bid)

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Porcelain Snuff Bottle with Floral Ornaments, China, Late Qing

August 2, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€1,200 (starting bid)

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Agate Snuff Bottle with a Qilin and a Bat, China, Qing

August 2, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€1,600 (starting bid)

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Jade Snuff Bottle with Fo Lions and Handles, China, c. 1900

August 2, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€2,400 (starting bid)

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Snuff-Bottle, China, around 1900

August 5, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
Mutterstadt, Germany

€120 (starting bid)

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Snuff-Bottle, China, 19th C.

August 5, 2016, 2:00 PM CET
Mutterstadt, Germany

€120 (starting bid)

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SEVEN ENGLISH SNUFF BOXES.

August 5, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Delaware, OH, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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CHINESE MOLDED GOURD CHILONG SNUFF BOTTLE

August 6, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$125 (starting bid)

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CHINESE AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

August 6, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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19/20TH C. QING DYNASTY CHINESE REVERSE PAINTING SNUFF BOTTLE

August 6, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Marietta, GA, USA

$750 (2 bids)

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19/20TH  C QING DYNASTY CHINESE REVERSE PAINTING SNUFF BOTTLE

August 6, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Marietta, GA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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19/20TH C. QING DYNASTY CHINESE REVERSE PAINTING SNUFF BOTTLE

August 6, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Marietta, GA, USA

$2,750 (6 bids)

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18TH/19TH C. QING DYNASTY CHINESE ENAMEL PAINTING PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

August 6, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Marietta, GA, USA

$400 (1 bid)

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19TH C. QING DYNASTY CARVED WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE

August 6, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Marietta, GA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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19TH C. QING DYNASTY CARVED WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE

August 6, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Marietta, GA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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SET OF 2 PCS 19TH C. CARVED CHINESE JADE SNUFF BOTTLES

August 6, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Marietta, GA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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SET OF 5 PCS 19TH C. CARVED JADE AND PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLES

August 6, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Marietta, GA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Antique Reverse Painted Chinese Snuff Bottle

August 6, 2016, 10:00 AM MST
Bozeman, MT, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Antique Blue Crystal Snuff Bottle

August 6, 2016, 10:00 AM MST
Bozeman, MT, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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CHINESE PEKING GLASS OVERLAY SNUFF BOTTLE

August 6, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Bear, DE, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE PEKING GLASS OVERLAY SNUFF BOTTLE

August 6, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Bear, DE, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE YELLOW PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

August 6, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Bear, DE, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE CLOISONNE SNUFF BOTTLE

August 6, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Bear, DE, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE CLOISONNE SNUFF BOTTLE

August 6, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Bear, DE, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE CLOISONNE DRAGON SNUFF BOTTLE

August 6, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Bear, DE, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE CLOISONNE DRAGON SNUFF BOTTLE

August 6, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Bear, DE, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE CLOISONNE POEM SNUFF BOTTLE

August 6, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Bear, DE, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE CLOISONNE GOURD SNUFF BOTTLE

August 6, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Bear, DE, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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CHINESE CLOISONNE DOUBLE GOURD SNUFF BOTTLE

August 6, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Bear, DE, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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CHINESE CLOISONNE BIRD SNUFF BOTTLE

August 6, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Bear, DE, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE PEKING GLASS OVERLAY SNUFF BOTTLE

August 6, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Bear, DE, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE PEKING GLASS OVERLAY SNUFF BOTTLE

August 6, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Bear, DE, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE PEKING GLASS OVERLAY SNUFF BOTTLE

August 6, 2016, 4:00 PM EST
Bear, DE, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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71 - Rare Sotheby's London Chinese Catalogues

August 7, 2016, 7:00 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$2,000 (starting bid)

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Very Fine 19th C Chinese Carved Amber Snuff

August 7, 2016, 7:00 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$1,800 (starting bid)

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Qing Dynasty Chinese White Jade Snuff Bottle

August 7, 2016, 7:00 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$1,200 (starting bid)

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Rare & Large Chinese Carved Aquamarine Snuff

August 7, 2016, 7:00 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$900 (starting bid)

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2 - Fine Chinese Cameo Agate Carved Snuff Bottles

August 7, 2016, 7:00 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$1,400 (starting bid)

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Large 19th C Chinese Carved Agate Snuff Bottle

August 7, 2016, 7:00 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$800 (starting bid)

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19th C Chinese Suzhou Cameo Agate Snuff Bottle

August 7, 2016, 7:00 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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19th C Chinese Carved Apple Green Jadeite Snuff

August 7, 2016, 7:00 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$800 (starting bid)

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Good Chinese Translucent Jadeite Snuff Bottle

August 7, 2016, 7:00 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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Very Flat 19th C Chinese Carved Amber Snuff

August 7, 2016, 7:00 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$1,300 (starting bid)

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Large 19th C Chinese Agate & Jasper Snuff Bottle

August 7, 2016, 7:00 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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Fine 18thC Chinese Carved Rock Crystal Large Snuff

August 7, 2016, 7:00 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$250 (1 bid)

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Good Chinese Pear Shaped Agate Snuff Bottle

August 7, 2016, 7:00 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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2 - Good Chinese Turquoise Snuff Bottles

August 7, 2016, 7:00 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Chinese Carved Bamboo Snuff Bottle

August 7, 2016, 7:00 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$350 (starting bid)

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19th C Chinese Carved Agate Snuff in Deep Relief

August 7, 2016, 7:00 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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2 - Very Fine Carved Chinese Snuff Bottles

August 7, 2016, 7:00 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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2 - Good Antique Chinese Blown Glass Snuff Bottles

August 7, 2016, 7:00 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$350 (starting bid)

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Well Carved Chinese White Jade Snuff Bottle

August 7, 2016, 7:00 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$700 (starting bid)

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Fine 19th C Chinese Carved Agate Snuff Bottle

August 7, 2016, 7:00 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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Fine Chinese Silhouette Agate Well Hollowed Snuff

August 7, 2016, 7:00 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$350 (starting bid)

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19th C Chinese Carved Jadeite Pebble Snuff Bottle

August 7, 2016, 7:00 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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