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Vintage Miniature Dough Doll Chinese Beauty

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1960   item# 1210911 (stock# flourd)

Vintage Miniature Dough Doll Chinese Beauty
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$62.00 

This amazing tiny [glass dome on stand with doll] is just a total of 4" tall to tip of dome. These vintage novelty miniatures are hand sculpted from flour dough. The skill to work such tiny details is amazing. These collectible treasures will never be done again as there is no one left able to put the hours of time into each one. This one with yellow dress is one of the finest I have ever seen. The tiny flowers, face and hands that are not even 1/4" long are so perfect. She is also in ...click for details


Fine reverse painted snuff bottle. Peaceful Landscape

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1980   item# 1210881 (stock# finevalley)

Fine reverse painted snuff bottle. Peaceful Landscape
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$260.00 

Soft colors, outstanding hand painting and composition can be seen in this vintage reverse painted snuff bottle. Pastels on cream colored back wash, this bottle is about 3 1/2" tall. Nice carnelian top with bone spoon. Skilled reverse painters are old, no one is replacing them. Many newer bottles are done with printing. This bottle is a fine investment at with all good quality work it will continue to grow in value.


Vintage reverse painted snuff bottle mountain pavilion

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1980   item# 1210852 (stock# pavillon sb)

Vintage reverse painted snuff bottle mountain pavilion
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$180.00 

Very well painted, Nice details in this glass reverse painted snuff bottle. Summer pavilions, mountain valley with boats. Unusual soft colors. Agate top, bone spoon. 3" tall. Chop mark signature. At least 30 years old. Nice bottle


Vintage-Antique carved opal beauty statue

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1930   item# 1207307 (stock# oplbeaut)

Vintage-Antique carved opal beauty statue
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


Upon request please. 

This outstanding carved opal is from China. Not sure of exact age but at least 80 years old. Museum quality white opal, not dyed. Museum quality carving, opal is very brittle and the most difficult gem stone to carve. On a custom base, wood with metal wire inlay. This piece is 2 7/8" tall with base, opal is about 2" tall. No picture can capture the living fire of an opal. There are no flaws or damage to this piece. This is a very rare museum piece that I offer.


Snowflake Peking Glass Snuff Bottle Butterflies

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1970   item# 1193598 (stock# snowflake)

Snowflake Peking Glass Snuff Bottle  Butterflies
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$490.00 

A most wonderful delicate snowflake Peking glass snuff bottle. Hand carved glass in brass dragon top, delicate pastel butterflies carved atop a snowflake glass body. This bottle is a five color dip, there are five different top layer colors, this gives great value to a collector and is a indication of a fine craftsman and an outstanding bottle. This bottle is 3" tall.


Black on Rose carved glass snuff bottle pavillion

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1980   item# 1193588 (stock# rose snuff)

Black on Rose carved glass snuff bottle pavillion
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$385.00 

Fine carving, same design on both sides. Black layer over rose colored glass. Vintage bottle, Jade top, bone spoon. This elegant bottle is 3" tall. A very good bottle. If you live in the San Francisco Bay area I have a number of other fine snuff bottles at Good, Better, Best Antiques in the city of Alameda, and more in the city of Lafayette at Collectors Choice Antiques.


Vintage Greek Icon Mary and Child Metal front

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Metalwork: Pre 1980   item# 1191530 (stock# maryicon)

Vintage Greek Icon Mary and Child Metal front
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$78.00 

This beautiful Greek Icon came from a Greek store in San Francisco that was going out of business after many decades. It is still in the protective bag they had it in so it has never been exposed. It is a silvered metal front, the images of Mary and the child are on printed paper. It is on a composition wood back that is about 3/4" thick. It is 5 3/4" wide, 7 1/2" tall. An elegant piece.


Greek Icon Annunciation Vintage Metal front

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Metalwork: Pre 1980   item# 1191529 (stock# annun)

Greek Icon Annunciation Vintage Metal front
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$60.00 

This lovely icon came from old stock in a Greek shop that was going out of business in San Francisco. It is still in a store package and has never been exposed. It is about 7 1/" tall, on a composition wood back3/4" thick. The front is silvered metal, the face images are on printed paper. It is the Annunciation.Back label gives origin and a date of 1964. Not positive that this is the year of production, it is at least 35 years old.


Lovely Vintage Carved glass Cricket Snuff Bottle

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1980   item# 1190575 (stock# crik)

Lovely Vintage Carved glass Cricket Snuff Bottle
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$155.00 

Delicate and elegant vintage carved glass snuff bottle. light brown, on white, with white top layer. Carving of fanciful fruit, bat and nice lion face side decoration. This bottle has a jade top, metal spoon and is a nice size of about 2 3/4", one that could be carried easily in a robe sleeve. It is at least 45 years old. If you would like to see collections for sale of my snuff bottles and you live in the SF Bay area, I have a number of very nice bottles at Good, Better, Best antiques in A ...click for details


Vintage Red Dragon painted porcelain snuff bottle

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1970   item# 1188488 (stock# oldred)

Vintage Red Dragon painted porcelain snuff bottle
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$48.00 

I estimate this bottle to be vintage based on the somewhat crude white porcelain body, the overglaze red painted dragon and the cobalt blue side details. It is small at about 2 1/2". It has no marks. It has a fitting porcelain top with bone spoon. I do not price it high as I am not positive as to how old it is.

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