Annual Conventions

The Society has held annual conventions since the first event in New York City, September of 1969. Three conventions have been held in New York City as well as all other major cities in the United States such as: Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and many other cities.

The international venues have included three conventions in Beijing, three in Canada, one in Dublin, five in Hong Kong, four in London, one in Paris, one in Singapore, one in Taipei, and one in Xian.

53rd Annual Convention of International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society

Due to the coronavirus outbreak the 2021 Taipei convention will be virtual / pre-recorded.

Registration Cost is US$850

- Registrants will receive via email a "bundle" of lectures and seminars to watch at their leisure:

Hugh M. Moss: "Early Qianlong Palace Enameled Glass."
Pei-Chin Yu, Ph.D.: "Snuff Bottles from the Qianlong Emperor's Collection and Related Issues."
Clare Chu: "A Courtly gathering of Qing Treasures; Chinese Snuff Bottles from Taiwanese Collections."
Dr. Chung Seng Lee: "Art and Tobacco in Medicine."
Caroline Ris-Grootveld: Inheriting a Non-documented Collection of Art."

- Registrants will receive by mail three catalogues showing snuff bottles from the collections of Jones Tsai and Jason Chen, and also the annual journal of the Chinese Culture and Fine Arts Association, our partners in Taipei.

- Registrants will receive via email recorded tours of three exhibitions:
The National Palace Museum (the imperial collection).
Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (local collections in Taipei).
Hung's Arts Gallery (Chinese and South Asian Art).

- To conclude this convention there will be two Social Hours via Zoom. Members can attend one or both as part of their registration:
Saturday, November 20th at 8 a.m. EST (Eastern Standard Time) for Asian and European members.
Sunday, November 21st at 4 p.m. EST for the American and European members.

To register please contact Julia Peled at

54th annual convention in San Francisco:

Tuesday, October 25 - Saturday, October 29, 2022

2023 55th annual convention in Lisbon. Dates to be announced
2024 56th annual convention in Philadelphia. Dates to be announced