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Vintage Russian USSR Salt Shakers Firebird Figurals

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Pre 1980   item# 634834 (stock# 42)

Vintage Russian USSR  Salt Shakers Firebird Figurals
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$38.00 

A very unique and stylish pair of salt and pepper shakers. I believe these to represent a firebird. Nice female, bird blend. Great colors, gold overglaze intact. Original corks. Marked USSR. Real objects of art. They are just under 5" tall and are not broken or damaged.


7 Old or antique tiny mudmen figures for a dish garden

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pottery: Pre 1940   item# 626098 (stock# 356)

7 Old or antique tiny mudmen figures for a dish garden
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$29.00 

A good price for mudmen dish garden figures of this age. They are decades old, some may be antique. They are somewhat crude export novelties that were made to go in Chinese rock dish gardens. They are great miniatures. Because of small size the details on faces are hard to see, but they all have nice details. Three sitting figures, one boy on water buffalo,three standing farmers. The tall standing farmer is 1 1/2". None have damage which is rare for this type of figure. A nice collection of ...click for details


Tiny Mudmen Monkeys Set of 4

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pottery: Pre 1980   item# 626094 (stock# 099)

Tiny Mudmen Monkeys Set of 4
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$18.00 

A set of four monkeys, made in the mudman form from China. Made for small rock gardens or bonsai or just for a miniature colledtion. About 20 years old, export quality but a lot of hand work ,ones with peach are about 1 1/4". This type of handwork takes time and this type of export work will become more valuable and collectible as fewer craftsmen do this type of work. A good value for cute pieces.


3 VERY OLD TINY NOVELTY BUDDHAS CHINA

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Trade Arts: Pre 1940   item# 625402 (stock# 27)

3 VERY OLD TINY  NOVELTY BUDDHAS  CHINA
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$29.00 

Up for sale are three charming export novelty Buddhas. They are at least 70 years old, may be older. They are all a little different. Each hand painted with fired on over glaze. One marked "made in china". They are about 1 1/2" tall. Great little bonsai figures.


Lovely Rare Painted Cloisonne Vase Chinese

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pre 1940   item# 620750 (stock# 667)

Lovely Rare Painted Cloisonne Vase Chinese
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$425.00 

This is the last of several of these unique and beautiful painted cloisonne vases I have. It was in my personal collection for years. I found these in their original packing box. They were old at the time and had never been out of their original packing. As photos show, they are cloisonne with large front and back open areas that have been overglaze painted, then kiln fired into the enamel. This is a difficult and rarely seen technique. The vase will come with the wood base. The vase alone is 8 ...click for details


Golden Carp Porcelain Snuff Bottle Intricate painting

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1980   item# 618367 (stock# 876)

Golden Carp Porcelain Snuff Bottle Intricate painting
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$78.00 

Fine sculpting and very intricate overglaze painting are found on this beautiful snuff bottle. It is a carp. It has outstanding overglazing with gold highlights on the scales and other parts of this 2 3/4" tall bottle. It has porcelain and bone spoon. It is not new, and at least a few decades old but not antique. A really nice snuff bottle.


OLD Boxed Set 8 Immortals from China export porcelain

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Trade Arts: Pre 1920   item# 614815 (stock# 548)

OLD Boxed Set 8 Immortals from China export porcelain
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$90.00 

All eight undamaged figures in original shipping box. This set has all the charm of the crude export ware that was made in China about 80 years ago. The stamp paper on the box says "Made in Free China" it most likely was made on the mainland, but due to American bans on Chinese made products these early pieces were marked this way. The figures are crude, but they were made for export and meant to sell for very little money. What is very rare is that there are all 8, with original box. ...click for details


Old Chinese Red Clay Goard shaped pot.

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pottery: Pre 1950   item# 612759 (stock# 557)

Old Chinese Red Clay Goard shaped  pot.
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$34.00 

These red clay pieces were made to hold and serve foods.The valued clay is also used to make expensive and fine tea vessels. This beautiful goard shaped pot is decorated in a traditional style using a heavy onlay of enamel glaze. The shape is lucky and was probably meant to hold wine. It could hold wine, saki or flowers. It has no mark but is was made in the way other pieces I have that are at least fifty years old. It has no damage, I do not list pieces with damage or repairs with out a very cl ...click for details


Chinese Brown Clay Duck what a duck Federal Period

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pottery: Pre 1940   item# 599063 (stock# 366)

Chinese Brown Clay Duck what a duck Federal Period
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$285.00 

What a Duck. This grand sculpture shows the respect the Chinese have for this important animal. It is marked "MADE IN CHINA". It is probably from the Federal Period, during the late revolution. 50 to 70 years old. It is wonderful, outstanding details to the feathers, eyes, bill. It is a real work of art. It is the same high fire brown clay found in the valuable Yixing teapots. It is almost life size at 11" long, 7" high. Needs special boxing and shipping. Please inquire only ...click for details


Elephant snuff bottle, carved taga nut

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1980   item# 578573 (stock# 454)

Elephant snuff bottle, carved taga nut
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$47.00 

A charming elephant with a baby is the subject of this unusual snuff bottle. It is hand carved from Taga nut, a very hard durable fruit core that has been carved for centuries. This material undervalued due to the fact that is somewhat abundant, but it is probably the hardest natural material to carve. This great elephant is about 2 1/4" long. It has a bone top and metal spoon. Great details. About 20 years old.

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