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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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WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE

June 17, 2017, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

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Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle w/ Red Coral Lid

June 18, 2017, 12:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

June 18, 2017, 12:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Chinese Enameled Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

June 18, 2017, 12:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Chinese Carved Jade Snuff Bottle

June 18, 2017, 12:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese Enameled Glass Snuff Bottle

June 18, 2017, 12:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Chinese Carved Jade Snuff Bottle

June 18, 2017, 12:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese Painted Hardstone Snuff Bottle

June 18, 2017, 12:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Chinese Carved Jade Snuff Bottle

June 18, 2017, 12:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese Carved Jade Snuff Bottle

June 18, 2017, 12:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Chinese Carved Jade Snuff Bottle

June 18, 2017, 12:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Chinese Carved Cinnabar Snuff Bottle

June 18, 2017, 12:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle

June 18, 2017, 12:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Chinese Carved Jade Snuff Bottle

June 18, 2017, 12:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Chinese Hardstone Snuff Bottle

June 18, 2017, 12:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle

June 18, 2017, 12:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Large Chinese Brass Snuff Bottle

June 18, 2017, 12:00 PM CST
Houston , TX, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Chinese Glass Snuff Bottle

June 25, 2017, 12:30 PM AEST
Woollahra, Australia

AUD100 (starting bid)

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A CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

July 2, 2017, 2:00 PM PST
SAN GABRIEL, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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