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Cinnabar Dragon-Tortoise Beast Box from China

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Lacquer: Pre 1970   item# 422532 (stock# 110)

Cinnabar Dragon-Tortoise Beast Box from China
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$48.00 

Hand carved hard style cinnabar does not contain mercury. A wonderful Chinese beast that is a dragon-tortoise mix. His shell lifts off to reveal a black laquer chamber that will store a number of things. He is 5 1/2" long and about 3 1/2" tall. He has no damage. He is not old.


God of Wisdom-Longevity Soapstone Carving CHINA old

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre 1950   item# 410992 (stock# 104)

God of Wisdom-Longevity Soapstone Carving CHINA old
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$45.00 

This carving is probably 50 years old. The details are outstanding and the quality of the soapstone is also outstanding. The God of wisdom with elongated forehead is holding a peach for longevity. Oily smooth yellow-tan soapstone has very uniform matrix. The piece is small at 2 1/2" tall, but the very fine carving of face, hand and clothing makes this a special piece.


Carved Bone Snuff bottle TURTLE

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1980   item# 395975 (stock# 102)

 Carved Bone Snuff bottle TURTLE
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$45.00 

This very nice carved bone snuff bottle is older about 30 years. Great details in the shape of a turtle. Head pulls out with original bone spoon. He is 2 1/4" long. Great clean condition.


Antique Copper Enamel Unicorn Snuff Bottle Beast

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1910   item# 395974 (stock# 111)

Antique Copper Enamel Unicorn Snuff Bottle  Beast
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


200.00 

These heavy guage copper with class enamel bottles were made for export at the turn of the last century. I have seen them called "Ferderal Period" They are hard to find now and this one has no cracks, chips or damage which is VERY rare. Wonderful blues, Unicorn beast same on both sides. Great lion face handles. It is a little over 2 3/4" tall. Brass spoon and traditional original glass/brass top. For more pictures or additional information please contact me through this site.


Old/Antique Set of 8 Porcelain Lucky Horses CHINA

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Pre 1980   item# 346193 (stock# 87)

Old/Antique Set of 8 Porcelain Lucky Horses CHINA
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


48.00 

This is an undamaged set of porcelain horses usually called the Emperors Lucky horses. There are 8 traditional poses in wonderful rich Tang color glazed. These old horses were made a few decades ago. They have very fine details and very fine castings. It is rare to find a set of 8 undamaged. I found these in San Francisco where they were imported many decades ago. The average length is 3". Note that the pictures all 8 colors but assorted images. I have a set of pictures that show details o ...click for details


OLD dollhouse bamboo Chinese table and chairs set

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: Chinese Export: Pre 1940   item# 335738 (stock# 80)

OLD dollhouse bamboo Chinese table and chairs set
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$30.00 

This set was found in a remote corner of a long established store in San Franciscos' China Town. It it very old, at least 60 years, and in excellent condition because it was never taken out of a box. The chairs are hand made bamboo, traditional monk style. The table is turned wood, also comes with teapot and cups. Chairs are just under 4" tall. These sets are collected my miniature collectors as well as for dollhouses. Arcitects and interior model collectors would love to receive one as ...click for details


Chinese Metal Temple Buddha Leafed/colored

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1970   item# 301242 (stock# 80)

Chinese Metal Temple Buddha  Leafed/colored
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$48.00 

This is the type of metal temple image that you would expect to see in an old Chinese temple. It is made of some type of metal, probably a mixture of iron and others. It has been painted and has gold leaf on body parts. It has a look of great antiquity, but I do not think it is more than about 40 years old. It is a little over 4 3/4" tall. Has no damage and has a very nice "old" look to it.


Temple of Peace Harmony Tiny Bronze Chop GUMPS

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Pre 1970   item# 297604 (stock# 72)

Temple of Peace Harmony Tiny Bronze Chop  GUMPS
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$48.00 

This very elegant tiny bronze chop was made for and sold only at GUMPS San Francisco store about 30 years ago. The 1" tall chop sits in a red felt and brocade lined case. The quality made case is of metal with good hinges. The metal case is covered with a thin black leather. The case also contains a compartment with red vermillion chop ink. The case is 2 1/2" long. A wonderful collectors item. The chop is engraved with a symbol for luck, or long life, or prosperity.


Indonesian Medicine Box Fantastic Sea Creature

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Metalwork: Pre 1980   item# 192564 (stock# 69)

Indonesian Medicine Box Fantastic Sea Creature
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


85.00 

Unique and beautiful describe this fantastical seahorse medicine container from Indonesia. Entirely hand made by using a complex lost wax process. It is a composition white brass or bronze like metal. It opens to hold medicine. Seahorse has human figures on it, to my understanding this is meant for protection. Piece is 5 1/2" long and heavy cast. A great piece of Folk art.

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