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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

March 4, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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CHINESE AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

March 4, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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CHINESE CARVED PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE, SIGNED. HEIGHT 3 1/2

March 4, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Chester, NY, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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LOT (4) CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES INCLUDING HARDSTONE AND PORCELAIN. HEIGHT 2 1/4-3 5/8

March 4, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Chester, NY, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Set of Three Colorful Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

March 4, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Atlanta, GA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Group of 7 Chinese Reverse Painted Snuff Bottles

March 4, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Atlanta, GA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Collection of Four Chinese Snuff Bottles

March 4, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Atlanta, GA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Group of 3 Hand Painted Porcelain Snuff Bottles

March 4, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Atlanta, GA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Deux tabatières

March 6, 2018, 9:00 AM CET
Lausanne, Switzerland

CHF100 (starting bid)

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Snuff bottle en émail de Canton vert

March 6, 2018, 9:00 AM CET
Lausanne, Switzerland

CHF100 (starting bid)

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Snuff bottle en émail de Canton jaune

March 6, 2018, 9:00 AM CET
Lausanne, Switzerland

CHF100 (starting bid)

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

March 6, 2018, 9:00 AM CET
Lausanne, Switzerland

CHF50 (starting bid)

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Chinese snuff blue bottle: Peasants threshing rice Qing

March 7, 2018, 2:00 PM EST
Tampa, FL, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Chinese antique snuff black bottle: Waiter & cashier

March 7, 2018, 2:00 PM EST
Tampa, FL, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Chinese antique snuff black bottle: Great Wall of China

March 7, 2018, 2:00 PM EST
Tampa, FL, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Antique Chinese natural carved amber snuff bottle with 2 carps, Qing/Ming dynasty

March 7, 2018, 2:00 PM EST
Tampa, FL, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Chinese Snuff Bottle, reverse painted on glass

March 11, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Manchester, NH, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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CHINESE CARVED CELADON JADE CARP SNUFF BOTTLE

March 11, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cape Coral, FL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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CHINESE CARVED ORANGE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE

March 11, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cape Coral, FL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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CHINESE CARVED GREEN HARDSTONE DRAGON SNUFF BOTTLE

March 11, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cape Coral, FL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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CHINESE CARVED HARDSTONE SNUFF BOTTLE 93 GRAMS

March 11, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cape Coral, FL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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CHINESE CARVED LEAF SNUFF BOTTLE

March 11, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cape Coral, FL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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CHINESE BLUE GLASS BUTTERFLY SNUFF BOTTLE

March 11, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cape Coral, FL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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PRIMITIVE CHINESE BLUE & WHITE GLAZED SNUFF BOTTLE

March 11, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cape Coral, FL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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CHINESE BLUE & WHITE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE

March 11, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cape Coral, FL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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CARVED IVORY EMPRESS SNUFF BOTTLE POLYCHROME

March 11, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cape Coral, FL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE IVORY DOCTOR MODEL NUDE WOMAN SNUFF BOTTLE

March 11, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Cape Coral, FL, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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A Chinese red-overlay glass snuff bottle,

March 16, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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A Chinese blue-overlay glass snuff bottle,

March 16, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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A Chinese white-overlaid amber glass snuff bottle,

March 16, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Three Chinese glass snuff bottles,

March 16, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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A Chinese ruby glass snuff bottle,

March 16, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$175 (starting bid)

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A Chinese interior-painted glass snuff bottle, late 19th/early 20th century

March 16, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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A Chinese enameled glass snuff bottle,

March 16, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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A Chinese carved cinnabar lacquer snuff bottle, qing dynasty

March 16, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Three Chinese porcelain snuff bottles,

March 16, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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A Chinese carved coral

March 16, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$325 (2 bids)

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A Chinese carved yellow soapstone snuff bottle,

March 16, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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A group of three Chinese carved hardstone snuff bottles,

March 16, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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A Chinese carved white jade snuff bottle,

March 16, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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A Chinese

March 16, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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A Chinese spinach jade spade-shaped snuff bottle,

March 16, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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A Chinese carved celadon jade

March 16, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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A Chinese carved creamy-white and beige jade

March 16, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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A Chinese carved pale celadon jade

March 16, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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A Chinese carved celadon jade

March 16, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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A RED CHROMATOGRAPHY OUTLAID PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

March 16, 2018, 7:00 PM EST
North York, ON, Canada

$200 (starting bid)

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A RED CHROMATOGRAPHY OUTLAID PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

March 16, 2018, 7:00 PM EST
North York, ON, Canada

$200 (starting bid)

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3 CULOUR CHROMATOGRAPHY OUTLAID PEKING GLASS SNUFF BOTT

March 16, 2018, 7:00 PM EST
North York, ON, Canada

$200 (starting bid)

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Blue and White and Copper Red GE Double-Gourd Snuff

March 16, 2018, 7:00 PM EST
North York, ON, Canada

$200 (starting bid)

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Cultural Revolution Chinese Enamel over Silver Snuff Bottle

March 16, 2018, 6:00 PM CST
Plano, TX, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Late Qing Chinese Enamel over Bronze Snuff Bottle

March 16, 2018, 6:00 PM CST
Plano, TX, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Qing Dynasty Carved Venus Stone Snuff Bottle

March 16, 2018, 7:00 PM EST
North York, ON, Canada

$500 (starting bid)

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Qing Chinese Blue and White Snuff Bottle

March 16, 2018, 6:00 PM CST
Plano, TX, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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18th C. Chinese Blue and White Iron Red Snuff Bottle

March 16, 2018, 6:00 PM CST
Plano, TX, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Qing Chinese Famille Rose Snuff Bottle

March 16, 2018, 6:00 PM CST
Plano, TX, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Qing Chinese Red and White Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

March 16, 2018, 6:00 PM CST
Plano, TX, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Qing Chinese Clear Glass Reverse Painted Snuff Bottle

March 16, 2018, 6:00 PM CST
Plano, TX, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Chinese Reverse Painted Snuff Bottle, Sun JianGuo

March 16, 2018, 6:00 PM CST
Plano, TX, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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RED AND YELLOW CHROMATOGRAPHY OUTLAID SNUFF BOTTLE

March 16, 2018, 7:00 PM EST
North York, ON, Canada

$300 (starting bid)

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