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Unusual Blown Glass Snuff Bottle Scenes

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1980   item# 1105819 (stock# glass)

Unusual Blown Glass Snuff Bottle  Scenes
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$140.00 

Only one factory made these unique snuff bottles. They are hand blown glass, reverse painted and then overglazed with fired on pure gold decoration. Very nice painting and fine glass crafting. This bottle has a metal, glass top with bone spoon. It is about 3 1/4" tall. Wonderful piece for a collection. Please never put liquids in any reverse painted snuff bottle, they are not for perfume, just for decoration. About 30 years old.


Superb Snowflake Peking Glass Snuff Bottle Dragons

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1980   item# 1105814 (stock# superb)

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


$560.00 

A wonderful piece of art to look at. This is a tiny bubble snowflake Peking glass snuff bottle. Green dip then white, then carved back is a subtle abstract dragon pattern. Prices are exploding on snuff bottles, and the good ones like this one are quite hard to find. Note I do not sell this as antique at thousands of dollars like some dealers might, but this one will be worth much more than I now ask for it in a very short period of time.


Elder and Children Raised Porcelain Snuff Bottle

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1960   item# 1105804 (stock# elder)

Elder and Children Raised Porcelain Snuff Bottle
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$460.00 

A well painted and designed vintage porcelain snuff bottle. Elder and children in garden setting. Good coloring and painting. Original cap. Signed on bottom. Bone spoon. About 2 1/2" tall. No damage and original cap make this one a rare find.


Good 5 color Water Lily carved glass snuff bottle

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1980   item# 1105768 (stock# lily)

Good  5 color Water Lily carved glass snuff bottle
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$425.00 

A very good quality of carving on this clear glass, with five different overlay colors. Carved with a water lily theme and the background is a fine wave-water patern. This bottle is a desirable 2 1/2" tall size. It has an outstanding carved dragon turquoise blue glass top with bone spoon. It is at least 3 decades old.


Fine Peking Glass Snuff Bottle, Boy on Symbol

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1950   item# 1094016 (stock# boysymb)

Fine Peking Glass Snuff Bottle, Boy on Symbol
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


Price at your request. 

Flawless carving. Fine bubble Peking glass. Great colors and design make this a wonderful snuff bottle. A figure on a garden wall on one side and a boy with symbolic figures on a calligraphic symbol. This bottle is 3 1/4" tall. Top is a handcarved Peking glass dragon with a metal spoon. Pictures do not do this piece the justice it deserves.


Pink Snowflake Peking Glass Snuff Bottle Block Characte

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1970   item# 1094014 (stock# psfchar)

Pink Snowflake Peking Glass Snuff Bottle Block Characte
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$575.00 

This is an outstanding piece of work. It if very fine quality pink snowflake Peking galss with ancient block characters, different on both sides. It is 3" tall with a wood spoon and carnelian top. It is hard to say how long some of these very well carved snuff bottles sat before being offered for sale. This one is at least four decades old and probably older. Quality of work is what gives value and this one is top of the line. Snuff bottle prices continue to raise at an alarming rate, I do ...click for details


Rare Childrens Buddha Porcelain Snuff Bottle

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1940   item# 1093535 (stock# cbs)

Rare Childrens Buddha Porcelain Snuff Bottle
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$585.00 

A most unusual and beautiful Porcelain overglazed snuff bottle. It is the classic Chinese Childrens Buddha. Hand done and decorated. One childs head comes off and it holds a metal spoon. This piece is vintage and possibly antique. It is about 2 5/8" tall. Bottom marked with no damage. If you live in the SF Bay area, please visit my snuff bottle collections at Good, Better, Best in Alameda, CA and Collectors Choice Antiques in Lafayette CA.


Outstanding Block Characters Snuff Bottle glass

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1960   item# 1085524 (stock# bcsb)

Outstanding Block Characters Snuff Bottle glass
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$525.00 

The pictures show the outstanding detail and amount of carving on this vintage Peking glass snuff bottle. Block calligraphy Chinese characters on all four sides of this wonderful snuff bottle. All done by hand, all four sides are different. Longevity bats are also in the elegant design.Carnelian top, wood spoon and it is 3" tall.


Saraswati Hindu Godess Elephant Ivory Carving Vintage

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Pre 1960   item# 1081929

Saraswati Hindu Godess Elephant Ivory Carving Vintage
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$485.00 

Well protected in an estate this beautiful Elephant Ivory carving is in perfect condition. It is Saraswati, the Hindu Goddess of Arts and Music. It was carved at least 60 years ago from one top quality piece of elephant tusk. Is if from India. It is just under 3 1/2" tall, fully round with no damage. Outstanding details with gown, peacock, hands, feet and a very traditional Indian face. It stands on a quality tropical hardwood custom base that is 1" tall. Carved before there were conce ...click for details


Openwork Cloisonne Snuff Bottle Goard

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1970   item# 1072705 (stock# clgoard)

Openwork Cloisonne Snuff Bottle  Goard
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$148.00 

Beautiful openwork cloisonne bottle. Real glass fired in cloisonne, not newer poor quality that is being done today. This piece is vintage with background gold plated. Copper base, green glass top with metal spoon. Lucky goard shape. This bottle is 3 3/8" tall with no damage. Great piece.

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