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Vintage Gold Leaf Italian Mannequin Elves

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: Italian: Pre 1960   item# 810029 (stock# iem)

Vintage Gold Leaf Italian Mannequin Elves
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$580.00 

A spectacular pair of these nostalgic Italian Mannequin elves. I believe their origninal intent was for Department store jewelry displays. The way they were made and the original straight pins holding the parts and clothes on them. This pair is in excellent condition, all original pins, cords, instruments. No damage other than dust. The tallest is 19". These were made in Italy out of some type of oomposition material and have applied gold leafing.Great quality, these are the originals not l ...click for details


Chinese Woodworker Clay Figure Revolution Art

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Stoneware: Pre 1960   item# 807546 (stock# cwf)

Chinese Woodworker Clay Figure Revolution Art
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$38.00 

An attractive figure from China made of soft brown porcelain. This type of figure is typical of reformation communist era art that depicted the workers rather than the Gods and Buddhas. It is well made, a very attractive clay figure with great details. I believe he is holding a plane. He is about 4" wide. "CHINA" stamp on bottom helps date the piece.


Vintage-Antique Enameled Copper Snuff Bottle Phoenix

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1920   item# 807155 (stock# psb)

Vintage-Antique Enameled Copper Snuff Bottle Phoenix
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$225.00 

The prices on these very old, probably antique heavy copper snuff bottles are jumping up every time I run across one. They were made for export at the turn of the last century in China. They have thick gauge copper bodies and brilliant glass enamel colors fired on. They are then electroplated with 24 KT gold. The design on this bottle is a sylized phoenix, symbol of the Empress. The gold is almost always worn or oxidized. This one has the original metal with glass inset spoon and it has no damag ...click for details


4 painted Bronze African Miniature Animal Dancers

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Sculpture: Pre 1980   item# 803603 (stock# af)

4 painted Bronze African Miniature Animal Dancers
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$199.00 

I found these wonderful African miniature bronzes at an estate sale. The collector had very nice ethnic and tribal art pieces, that were not new. I am not sure of the age or the exact tribe associated with the maker of these pieces. I give my age estimate based on the other pieces in the collection. They are probably lost wax and assembled in pieces. They are painted. The tallest is 3". The animal masks are the heads for the human form dancers. You see a snake, crocodile, bull and Lizzard. ...click for details


Brush McCoy Lion Face Jardiniere #249

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1960   item# 796806 (stock# bmj)

Brush McCoy Lion Face Jardiniere #249
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$99.00 

One of the best of the early [1920s] Jardiniere designs. This early design Brush McCoy is #249. It is 7" top diameter and 6 1/2" tall. It has better than most coloration with brown at the top flowing into a green bottom. It has no visible or audial damage. Not sure of exact age of this piece, but it is early. It is one of the most collectible pieces from Brush-McCoy


Old Brass Indian Toy Rider on Elephant

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1960   item# 796720 (stock# ite)

Old Brass Indian Toy  Rider on Elephant
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$26.00 

This is a traditional Indian toy with a brass animal on wheels. This is a smaller version than most. It is 2 1/2" tall and rare for this miniature size. As you can see it is a lost wax casting, primitive but very charming. It is a rider atop an Elephant. Probably 40 to 50 years old. A nice piece.


Wise Man on Foo Dog Small Chinese Bronze

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1980   item# 796529 (stock# wmf)

Wise Man on Foo Dog  Small Chinese Bronze
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$120.00 

An outstanding piece of sculpting and casting. This is a solid cast bronze from China. It is a wise man atop a foo dog-lion. It is about 3" long and 3" wide. It is about 30 years old and it is a very smart investment for the future.


Replica of Gold Leaf Wood Ornate Chinese Case top

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Wood: Pre 1930   item# 779023 (stock# rct)

Replica of Gold Leaf Wood Ornate Chinese Case top
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$28.00 

You see a framed replica of a very ornate cigarette paper box from a Chinese antique. The material I cast these from is a composite stone, same materian museums use for some of there replicas. It has a brilliant gold acrylic finish. The easil frame is 4 3/4" X 6 3/4". It could be converted to hang on a wall. Very elegant and expensive look. My own original so you will not see it elsewhere.


Unusual OLD raised figures Porcelain Snuff Bottle

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1940   item# 771829 (stock# osb)

Unusual OLD raised figures Porcelain Snuff Bottle
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$145.00 

This snuff bottle came from an estate in London. It is old, at least 70 years and it is unusual in its size of 3 3/4" tall. It has highly raised figures and is an export quality. It has no damage, base has normal firing flaws for this type of ware. Nice look, glass top with brass spoon. An old piece soon to be considered antique. A good addition to a collection and a pleasing piece to look at.


Chinese Fantasy Beast Carved Softstone

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pre 1980   item# 771746 (stock# CCB)

Chinese Fantasy Beast Carved Softstone
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$44.00 

This small 2" tall carving packs a lot of style. It is a Chinese beast of Myth. A combination of several animals, a lot of Lion. It was carved at least 20 years ago. It looks better than photos which did not capture the true soft jade like qualities of the stone.

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