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Bone and Horn Crane Snuff Bottle

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1990   item# 1129104

Bone and Horn Crane Snuff Bottle
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$58.00 

A lot of hand work went into this very nice bone with inlaid horn snuff bottle. It is a crane with a carnelian top spoon. Nice design, good quality handwork. It is about 2" long. This quality of work is hard to come by in China today where the economy and pay to craftsmen has gone up, and quality has gone down on everything handmade. Good investment.


Masterful Mammoth Ivory Birds Pear Snuff Bottle

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 2000   item# 1129096 (stock# birdspear)

Masterful Mammoth Ivory Birds Pear Snuff Bottle
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


SOLD thank you. 

Compare the masterful carving on this mammoth ivory snuff bottle to what is now available, it stands far above the rest. It is from China, it is a top quality piece of mammoth ivory, not endangered and legal. It is 2 1/2" tall. Full refund is given if you can show that any of my items are not as listed genuine mammoth ivory and hand carving for example. This piece has wonderful details, the texture of the pear, the ornate spoon and the elegant style of the two birds with worm. A treasure.


Cloisonne Openwork Floral Snuff Bottle

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1980   item# 1072706 (stock# clfloral)

Cloisonne Openwork Floral Snuff Bottle
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$80.00 

Real glass fired onto copper snuff bottle. Background has been gilded with real gold. Colorful floral pattern. Original metal top with bone spoon. 3 3/4" tall a really attractive snuff bottle handmade in China.


Carved Peking Glass Snuff Bottle Cranes

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1990   item# 1069350 (stock# bcs)

Carved Peking Glass Snuff Bottle Cranes
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


Sold Thank you. 

This outstanding carved Peking glass snuff bottle has more than a few decades behind it. The carving is far superior to what now is done by younger unskilled carvers. The colors are wonderful, blue on pink on white snowflake Peking glass. The stopper is rose quartz, the spoon is brass. The height is 2 7/8" tall. The market on snuff bottles and other Chinese crafts has exploded. Prices have more than doubled in just a few months. I sell dozens of my bottles to new Chinese collectors who have ...click for details


Fine Carved Peking Glass Snuff Bottle Bats

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1990   item# 1037043 (stock# bsb)

Fine Carved Peking Glass Snuff  Bottle Bats
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


sold 

Bats are a powerful symbol of fortune and prosperity in the Chinese culture. This very fine hand carved peking glass snuff bottle has many of them in different colors. The snowflake Peking glass bottle is formed and dipped in a multicolor swirl. The outer layer is then cut back to reveal the white snowflake glass base. This takes great skill and this bottle is outstanding. It is 3" tall with a coral and brass spoon.


Labradorite Carved Tiger Snuff Bottle

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 2000   item# 1002008

Labradorite Carved Tiger Snuff Bottle
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$88.00 

Magical labradorite is a quartz that reflects light in a rainbow of colors. It is quite brittle and difficult to carve well. This outstanding piece has great skill in the carving of a tiger. It is 2 3/4" tall with a serpentine jade top. A heavy piece, a beautiful bottle with great changing colors.


Unusual Caltrop Coral Eye Snuff Bottle

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Contemporary   item# 976349 (stock# calsn)

Unusual Caltrop Coral Eye Snuff Bottle
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


87.00 

A most unusual snuff bottle. It has the body of a Chinese chestnut called a caltrop. It also has coral stopper and glass dolls eye. It has cultural powere as a talisman. It is about 2 3/4" long. A wonderfully unique addition to a collection.


Carved Stone Snuff Bottle Sage on Mountain

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Contemporary   item# 976266 (stock# sss)

Carved Stone Snuff Bottle Sage on Mountain
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


96.00 

Very attractive carved shushan stone snuff bottle. Scene of mountain, village and a sage. This bottle has a bone spoon with a turquoise top. It is about 2 1/2" tall to top of turquoise. The carving on this bottle as you can see is outstanding, so it the color and shape. It is about 5-10 years old.


Carved Glass Snuff Bottle Longevity Bats

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Contemporary   item# 974877 (stock# bats)

Carved Glass Snuff Bottle  Longevity Bats
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$86.00 

Brilliant colors. Very good hand carving. Longevity, Luck and Wealth symbols cover this glass snuff bottle. 2 1/4" tall. Nice shape and a quality that will increase in value as good craftsmanship is lost due to a lack of people in China willing to work for little or nothing on their time honored crafts.


Ivory horn Japanese maskmaker snuff bottle

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 2000   item# 925130 (stock# mms)

Ivory horn Japanese maskmaker snuff bottle
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$145.00 

A very attractive, well carved snuff bottle made from Ivory [mastadon, or Hippo] and horn. It is a Chinese carving of a Japanese mask maker. It appears to have orininally been carved as a netsuke and then converted into a snuff bottle. It is about 2 5/8" tall.A good piece of work about a decade or more old.

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