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CInnabar Buddha Snuff Bottle

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1990   item# 758961 (stock# cbs)

CInnabar Buddha Snuff Bottle
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$89.00 

The plump traditional prosperity Buddha, or childrens buddha is the choice for this nice snuff bottle. Cinnabar has gone through many transitions in China. The older softer is quite toxic to workers and collectors. This is a type of cinnabar that was put into production about 30 years ago. It is a newer form of cinnabar, not as soft or toxic as older. This bottle has a lot of hand work, it is a bit larger than most snuff bottles at about 3" wide at base. It has a bone spoon. A very nice dec ...click for details


Beautiful Blown Glass Snuff Bottle Herons

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1990   item# 758551 (stock# cs)

Beautiful Blown Glass Snuff Bottle  Herons
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$89.00 

This type of snuff bottle was made in one factory. They are not common. It is mouth blown glass with ring in ring sides. It is very well painted in reverse from the inside of the bottle. It comes in original fabric covered box. This one is not new, a good estimate would be two to three decades old. It is almost 3 1/2" tall. A really lovely piece.


Rare Mahjong Snuff Bottle Hong Kong souvenir

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1980   item# 758532 (stock# mjs)

Rare Mahjong Snuff Bottle  Hong Kong souvenir
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$110.00 

A rare souvenir snuff bottle given at Hong Kong Mahjong parlors. It is porcelain with a stone stopper and bone spoon. It is about 3 1/2" tall. It has bottom mark. 3 different tile symbols and Hongkong stamp. Really unique for collectors, I have not seen these before. Not sure of time period, but came from eatate collection with most pieces 30 plus years old.


Crystal Snuff Bottle, reverse painted fire dragons

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 2000   item# 755986 (stock# cds)

Crystal Snuff Bottle, reverse painted fire dragons
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$90.00 

Fine quality heavy lead crystal cut into a snuff bottle. The inside has been handpainted by a very skilled reverse painter. This bottle is an outstanding quality and a little taller than most snuff bottles, it is about 5 3/4" tall with carnelian stopper and bone spoon. It is at least one decade old. It has tiny flaws, probably blowout chips resulting from hand polishing look like white specs on the yellow dragon side. Is not a major detraction to the yellow dragon side, but I have reduced ...click for details


Carved Silver foil glass White Li Dragon Snuff Bottle

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 2000   item# 694258 (stock# sld)

Carved Silver foil glass  White Li Dragon Snuff Bottle
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$240.00 

Not an old piece, but a very well carved attractive snuff bottle. The body is black with a layer of clear and imbedded with silver foil. The outer layer is opaque white and has an elegant li Dragon on each side. The cap is carnelian with a nice bamboo spoon. It is about 2 3/4" tall and comes with the nice carved hardwood stand. It was carved within the last decade. A good quality for the asking price and a good value that will increase in worth.


Fine lead crystal snuff bottle, reverse painted fisherm

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 2000   item# 650597 (stock# 29)

Fine lead crystal snuff bottle, reverse painted fisherm
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$39.00 

Optically pure high lead crystal snuff bottle. Delicate hand painting of a river fishing scene with tiny village and fishermen. Agate top with nice bone spoon. Comes with beautiful brocade gift box. It is about 3 1/2" tall. About 10 years old. Very attractive piece that prisms light in a delightful way.


Angora Cats reverse painted snuff bottle beautiful

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 2000   item# 602908 (stock# 888)

Angora Cats reverse painted snuff bottle beautiful
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$78.00 

A beautiful example of snuff bottle art. A fine quality crystal bottle has been painted from the inside of the bottle using the difficult reverse painting technique. It depicts angora cats. Great faces and fine details. It has a carnelian top with brass spoon. It is less than 10 years old. It is about 4" tall and comes with a beautiful brocade gift or storage box.


Lovely Reverse paintes snuff bottles crystal horses

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 2000   item# 562450 (stock# 878)

Lovely Reverse paintes snuff bottles crystal horses
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$48.00 

Top quality crystal snuff bottle that has been painted from the inside. This beautiful bottle is hand painted, not a picture transfer. It has two horses on each side and as you can see it is a good quality of painting. It has an agate top with brass spoon. It is about 3 3/4" tall. It comes with brocade gift box. A great gift, or a great addition to a collection. It is about 10 years old.

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