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Grim Reaper Day of the Dead Jimenez figure

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: American Indian: Pottery: Pre 2000   item# 1219987 (stock# DODGR)

Grim Reaper Day of the Dead Jimenez figure
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


275.00 

Complex, detailed, beautiful, intensive hand made skill. This Jimenez family piece is quite unique. Few were made, and this is the last one of only a few I have for sale. It is hand made and painted from potato flour clay It is 6" tall and one of the best pieces of work I have seen from this famous figure work shop in Peru. Sorry but Trocadero does not have a good fit in catagory.


Tibetan Cross coral stone brass amulet

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Contemporary   item# 1212537 (stock# tc)

Tibetan Cross coral stone brass amulet
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$30.00 

Beautiful Tibetan cross with brass on lay symbols. Talisman. Coral type matrix stone. Piece is 2 1/2" tall, about 1/2" thick. Very attractive newer piece of folk art.


Ivory Baby Mermaid in Shell

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Japanese: Netsuke: Pre 2000   item# 1211728 (stock# ivorymerm)

Ivory Baby Mermaid in Shell
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$410.00 

A most charming and well carved piece of Mammoth Ivory. You see a baby mermaid with flowers in a shell. The colors have been stained over the ivory. It is all ivory and signed. A lovely novelty made in the style of a Japanese Netsuke, but this piece is from China and at least a decade old. The shell is about 1 3/4" wide. It is signed.


Court Beauties Fine reverse painted snuff bottle

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1990   item# 1210890 (stock# beauty)

Court Beauties Fine reverse painted snuff bottle
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$265.00 

Amazing details. Hands and faces are very well painted by a skilled reverse painter. You see fine court ladies, rich colors, chop block signature in red. This bottle has a nice agate top and bone spoon. It is 3" tall and at least two decades old. Painting of this quality and design makes this bottle a very good investment for the future.


Three Wise Monkeys Clay Snuff Bottle

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1990   item# 1206910 (stock# 3wisemonk.)

Three Wise Monkeys Clay Snuff Bottle
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$96.00 

Very nice Yixing clay snuff bottle. Unusual blue-black color of clay. All hand done and signed on bottom. Coral brass stopper. about 1 7/8" tall. About 30 years old. The three wise monkeys. A very cute snuff bottle.


Chinese Beast Yi Xing Snuff Bottle

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 2000   item# 1193923 (stock# cbs)

Chinese Beast Yi Xing Snuff Bottle
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$120.00 

A unique bottle, Yi Xing, porcelain-clay with iron gives this rich brown color, prized in China. You see a beast of myth. Dragon, lion and elements of other animals. This snuff bottle is about 4 3/4" long. It has two spoons, coral tops brass bezel and spoon. It is a detailed unusual bottle. A nice piece of crafting. All hand done.


Monkey Journey to the West Snuff Bottle

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 2000   item# 1190550 (stock# monkey)

Monkey Journey to the West Snuff Bottle
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$385.00 

A valuable Emperial Yellow color of carved glass, a rare theme in carved glass, it is Monkey, The Journey to the West. Masterful carving of all four Hero figures from the Chinese Fable of Monkey. The tortoise is about 3 1/2" long. This is an outstanding and rare snuff bottle. If you would like to see more of my snuff bottles, and you live in the SF Bay area, please visit Good, Better, Best antiques in Alameda, CA, or Collectors Choice Antiques in the City of Lafayette.


Carved Rose Mammoth Ivory Snuff Bottle

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Contemporary   item# 1189086 (stock# rose)

Carved Rose Mammoth Ivory Snuff Bottle
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


Sold Thank You. 

Spectacular carving can be seen in this Mammoth Ivory Rose Snuff Bottle. Mammoth ivory is from a long extinct animal tusk, it is not endangered and legal. This piece has been carved by a very skilled artist. It is not old, but it is evidence that there are still fine carvers alive and well in China. You see a rose with two very delicate insects. The pictures speak for them self, an outstanding piece of art. It is about 2 1/4" tall.Great pieces increase in value, this one will do just that.


Mammoth Ivory Strawberry Snuff Bottle

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Contemporary   item# 1188605 (stock# strawb)

Mammoth Ivory Strawberry Snuff Bottle
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$320.00 

There are still a very few skilled carvers of Ivory in China. This lovely little snuff bottle [1 3/4" tall] is an example of fine carving. Photos show the details, Insect atop the spoon, and another siphons into the sweet strawberry. Signed and ornate. This bottle is legal and the tusk it came from is a long extinct Woolly Mammoth [Mastadon]. Wonderful color and nice pure piece of ivory. A wonderful addition to a collection.


Dragon Moon Painted Glass Snuff Bottle

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Contemporary   item# 1188486 (stock# dragonmoon)

Dragon Moon Painted Glass Snuff Bottle
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$175.00 

Hundreds of Chinese in the San Francisco Bay area have purchased hundreds of my snuff bottles. I find that many are returned to China to be sold again at a profit. This tells me that my prices and quality are such that I they do not argue the price and can yet mark them up again. I try to make clear that a newer bottle of excellent quality will raise in value. An old ugly bottle is an old ugly bottle no matter what the price. This bottle is beautiful, painted with great skill and colors. It is n ...click for details

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