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Welcome to the official website of the International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society, devoted to the study and appreciation of snuff bottles and its related art forms. The ICSBS is the largest international organization of snuff bottle collectors, bringing together members living in 31 different countries worldwide. 

Beginners and collectors of all levels of experience and expertise are welcomed to join this group of art collectors and lovers!


Founded as the Chinese Snuff Bottle Society of America in 1968 and renamed the International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society in 1974, membership in the Society includes:

  • A subscription to our full-color illustrated scholarly Journal three times per year. 
  • A membership directory by state and country, including dealer listings.
  • Full access to our website with member-only pages.
  • Regional chapter meetings and related activities in the United States, Asia, and Europe.
  • An invitation to our annual International Conventions which include multiple formal lectures, hands-on workshops presented by leading experts, visits to museums and private collections. The Conventions have dealer exhibitions where you will see and handle the best available snuff bottles in the world.
  • Opportunities to establish relationships and share information with other collector-members to increase your knowledge of your own collection above what you may have already experienced. This also includes discussions on our website forum, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 



SHARE YOUR COLLECTING PASSION WITH LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE AROUND THE GLOBE!

HEAR AND BE HEARD, IT IS A LOT OF FUN!!!


The Society is supported by annual dues determined by the Board of Directors. There are six categories of membership for individuals:

  • Regular Membership: $160 ($167)
  • Sponsor: $300
  • Patron: $600
  • Benefactor: $1,200
  • 30 years of age or under: $65 ($68)
  • Dealer or Auctioneer: $500 ($520) 

($ Cost) applies to credit card, PayPal, or wire transfer payments.

Each membership is listed in one name only. 

Download the Member Application form on the upper right corner, fill it in completely and send to headquarters: 

International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society
2601 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218 USA

Accepted methods of payments are:

  • Check or money order in US funds
  • Credit Card
  • PayPal: office.icsbs@gmail.com
  • Bank Wire