Asian Snuff Bottles

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  • Chinese Oval Snuff Bottle
    Estimate
    $300 - $300

    Chinese Oval Snuff Bottle

    Est.
    $300 - $300
    Prime Auction Gallery
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    $200
  • Chinese Oval Snuff Bottle Enamel
    Estimate
    $400 - $400

    Chinese Oval Snuff Bottle Enamel

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    $400 - $400
    Prime Auction Gallery
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    $200
  • 19th C. Hand Painted Inside, Chinese Snuff Bottle
    Estimate
    $300 - $300

    19th C. Hand Painted Inside, Chinese Snuff Bottle

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    $300 - $300
    Prime Auction Gallery
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    $250
  • Chinese Inside Hand Painted Snuff Glass Bottle
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    $500 - $500

    Chinese Inside Hand Painted Snuff Glass Bottle

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    $500 - $500
    Prime Auction Gallery
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    $250
  • Asian Snuff Bottle Assortment
    Estimate
    $400 - $600

    Asian Snuff Bottle Assortment

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    $400 - $600
    Leonard Auction
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    $200
  • Asian Snuff Bottle Assortment
    Estimate
    $200 - $400

    Asian Snuff Bottle Assortment

    Est.
    $200 - $400
    Leonard Auction
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    $100
  • 2 Chinese Snuff Bottles, Amethyst & Amber
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    $400 - $450

    2 Chinese Snuff Bottles, Amethyst & Amber

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    $400 - $450
    Case Auctions
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    $200
  • 3 Chinese Ceramic Snuff Bottles incl. Figural
    Estimate
    $500 - $600

    3 Chinese Ceramic Snuff Bottles incl. Figural

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    $500 - $600
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    $250
  • Chinese Carved White Jadeite Snuff Bottle
    Estimate
    $600 - $700

    Chinese Carved White Jadeite Snuff Bottle

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    $600 - $700
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    $300
  • 4 Chinese Snuff Bottles, incl. Rock Crystal
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    $400 - $500

    4 Chinese Snuff Bottles, incl. Rock Crystal

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    $400 - $500
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    Starting Bid
    $200
  • 8 Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles
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    $500 - $600

    8 Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

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    $500 - $600
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    $250
  • Chinese Carved White Jadeite Snuff Bottle, Vase Form
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    $600 - $700

    Chinese Carved White Jadeite Snuff Bottle, Vase Form

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    $600 - $700
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    $300
  • Chinese White Jadeite Snuff Bottle, Flattened Round Form
    Estimate
    $600 - $700

    Chinese White Jadeite Snuff Bottle, Flattened Round For...

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    $600 - $700
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    $300
  • 5 Chinese Carved Agate Snuff Bottles
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    $400 - $500

    5 Chinese Carved Agate Snuff Bottles

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    $400 - $500
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    $200
  • 2 Chinese Pale Celadon Jade Snuff Bottles
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    $400 - $500

    2 Chinese Pale Celadon Jade Snuff Bottles

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    $400 - $500
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    $200
  • 3 Chinese Carved Moss Agate Snuff Bottles
    Estimate
    $600 - $700

    3 Chinese Carved Moss Agate Snuff Bottles

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    $600 - $700
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    $300
  • 3 Carved Jade Items, 2 Snuff Bottles & 1 Miniature Censor
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    $400 - $500

    3 Carved Jade Items, 2 Snuff Bottles & 1 Miniature Cens...

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    $400 - $500
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    $200
  • 3 Chinese Carved Items, 2 Jade Snuff Bottles & 1 Hardstone Seal
    Estimate
    $400 - $450

    3 Chinese Carved Items, 2 Jade Snuff Bottles & 1 Hardst...

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    $400 - $450
    Case Auctions
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    $200
  • 3 Chinese Snuff Bottles, incl. Reverse Painted
    Estimate
    $400 - $500

    3 Chinese Snuff Bottles, incl. Reverse Painted

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    $400 - $500
    Case Auctions
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    $200
  • 8 Chinese Famille Rose Articles
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    8 Chinese Famille Rose Articles

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    Everard Auctions and Apprai...
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    Starting Bid
    $175
  • Chinese Hardstone & Metal Box & 5 Porcelain Articles
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    $150 - $250

    Chinese Hardstone & Metal Box & 5 Porcelain Articles

    Est.
    $150 - $250
    Everard Auctions and Apprai...
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    Starting Bid
    $90
  • 6 Chinese Stone and Ceramic Articles
    Estimate
    $150 - $250

    6 Chinese Stone and Ceramic Articles

    Est.
    $150 - $250
    Everard Auctions and Apprai...
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    Starting Bid
    $90
  • 7 Chinese Jade, Glass, Porcelain & Metal Articles
    Estimate
    $300 - $500

    7 Chinese Jade, Glass, Porcelain & Metal Articles

    Est.
    $300 - $500
    Everard Auctions and Apprai...
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $175

Initially designed as a container for ground tobacco, a snuff bottle was first created for the emperor in the early 18th century in China. Because tobacco dries out when exposed to air, these boxes were devised to be airtight, featured with strong hinges and adequate space for two day’s worth of tobacco. Gradually, this bottle emerged as a symbol of status and was produced in a much greater quantity. Snuff bottles come in diverse designs. One of the most popular pieces was inside-painted snuff bottles.

While this style of painting the interior started at the dawn of the 16th century, these pieces earned wide acclaim during the Qing period. Another example of vintage and antique snuff bottles is a carved jade piece. This particular carved design is often embellished with a landscape design. Snuff bottles can be found in a myriad of materials including Jadeite, gold, ivory, silver, Peking glass, Agate, Famille rose, and more. Snuff box’s lids were also decorated with a classical vignette or a portrait, with the use of several subtle hues of gold. Interested Asian art collectors can explore the full live auction listings and register to bid online on Bidsquare.

Bidsquare is a one-stop solution for finding vintage and antique on sale. Several designs are regularly auctioned, making it easy to find snuff bottles at online auctions to every individual’s liking. Those looking for classic snuff bottles on sale can browse our pages and place a bid.

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