Robert Hall

Chinese Snuff Bottles

Beginners Guide 

Snuff bottles are made in a variety of materials.

 

Jade

Glass

Quartz

Semi-precious Stones

Porcelain

Organic material of vegetable origin

Organic material of Animal Origin

Inside Painted

 

Collecting snuff bottles is an exciting journey.  When you decide to collect, you will find snuff bottles on the internet, at auction, in shops in hotel lobbies and in antique markets.  But how does one  decide what is good ? 

 

You must handle as many bottles as possible.  Join the International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society.  Buy from a reputable dealer so that you minimize your risk of mistakes.  Meet with other collectors and read as much as you can about the subject.