Become a Member

Welcome to the official web site of the International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society, devoted to the study and appreciation of snuff bottles and its related art forms.

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 52-page, three times per year, full-color illustrated International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society Journal
• full access to the ICSBS online Forum
• 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 knowledgeable collector-members to increase your knowledge of your own collection above what you may have already experienced by participating on our free ICSBS Forum. 

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 for membership of $160/year for individual collectors, and to fully enjoy the benefits it has to offer.

• Share your collecting passion with interested people around the globe! Hear and be heard. It’s a lot of fun!

Join us now!
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. As a member you will be entitled to the following: three scholarly Journals per year presenting scholarly articles as well as information about collectors and collections throughout the world, a membership directory by state and country as well as dealer listings, and a dynamic convention held in a different location each year.

Payment of dues may be made by a check or money order in US funds or by Visa or MasterCard. Download the Application/Renewal form, fill it in completely and send to headquarters.

Payments may also be sent to PayPal by going to and remitting payment to our account.