A very good price on a very good snuff bottle. This bone snuff bottle has very fine craftsmanship. It has a heron and a poem done in scrimshaw. It is 2 1/2" tall. Made before 1960. A beautiful and subtle piece.
Very attractive hand worked silver snuff bottle made in China at least 3 decades ago. It is at least 92.5 and probably a higher silver content. It depicts a royal dragon, the symbol of the Emperor, and the Emperor himself. It is has original red glass top. It is small at just under 2" tall, but it is a heavy guage silver. Possible lost wax casting.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
An outstanding snuff bottle. Beautiful Serpentine Jade. Wonderful carving with 2 li Dragons as handles. Key design on bottom rim. Bone spoon. This bottle is 3" tall, 1/2" thick and well hollowed out. It looks much more expensive than my price now, and I am sure it will do better than the stock market as a term investment and something wonderful to look at while it grows in value. Not new, it is probably at least a few decades old.
A pair of undamaged, unused covered ceremonial bowls. They are Chinese and based on the export stickers [still attached] they are early 20th century. Very unusual red glaze. Decorations are temple lions [foo dogs] and flowers. The inside has a medallion with the Emperial dragon. They are 4 1/2" tall, 4 1/2" diameter at wide rim. Marked on bottom. A nice old pair that may be antique now, or soon will be