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Chinese Malachite figure of Li Tiegual Immortal

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre 1920   item# 1181874 (stock# Li)

Chinese Malachite figure of Li Tiegual Immortal
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$785.00 

A beautiful piece of deep green malachite has been carved by a master Chinese artist. The pattern in the stone is matched to the details of the Immortal Li Tiegual. The medicine gourd with vapors, the bats, the crutch are all the symbols you look for in this well loved Immortal. The stand carved for the piece has metal wire inlay, an indication of the age. This piece is 4" tall, on the stand it is almost 5" tall. One of the best, most detailed carvings I have seen. It was carved in the ...click for details


Very Rare Antique Painted Tin Adam Eve Paradies set

Catalogue: Antiques: Furnishings: Architectural: Models and Dollhouses: Pre 1900   item# 1128554 (stock# paradies)

Very Rare Antique Painted Tin Adam  Eve Paradies set
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$240.00 

I purchased this set over fourty years ago from the West German family maker that owned the slate molds, then cast and hand painted each figure. There are 15 flat tin figures. Largest tree with serpent is is about 2 1/2" tall. Complete sets in this condition are very rare. A touch up paint to one of palm trees is the only note on fine condition. The original slate mold for this set was carved in about 1830, this set is a newer casting and painting, but it is in essence a very old toy-collec ...click for details


Antique German Circus Tin Figures Set Beautiful Rare

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Pre 1910   item# 1126814 (stock# gtc)

Antique German Circus Tin Figures Set Beautiful Rare
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$120.00 

This beautifully cast tin half round circus set is from an antique German mold. The castings are not quite as old as the molds, but they look the same as the antique casts. These sets are halbplastischen [half round]. They are different on both sides but not the full round cast figures that actually came after these early tin figures. They are tin which is an expensive metal that does not tarnish. The set is from Nuremburg [not positive] I have ordered sets from this family several decades ago, ...click for details


Antique Figural Snuff Bottle Porcelain Ching

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1900   item# 1072684 (stock# csb)

Antique Figural Snuff Bottle Porcelain Ching
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$245.00 

This is an old porcelain. Typical of one that would be owned by a common person. It has the colors and style of a late Ching piece. Blue and yellow glaze and heavy somewhat crude painting. It is good in that it is quite old and shows no apparent damage. It is about 3" tall, no bottom marks. It has a metal spoon, probably not original as bone or wood spoons were found in this age bottle. As with all antique Chinese porcelain bottles and pieces, the prices continue to rise and the market is s ...click for details


Silver Betel Nut container Intricate Antique

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Metalwork: Pre 1910   item# 989693 (stock# bnb)

Silver Betel Nut container Intricate Antique
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$1300.00 

Antique silver hand fabricated Betel Nut box-container. One of the most intricate and beautiful I have seen. Aged, but not damaged. It has somewhere along its life lost the small lime box that was attached to it. It has an intricate latch and amazing craftsmanship. It is in the Central Sumatra style of Indonesia, Minangkabau workmanship. Outstanding piece is 3" wide, 2 1/2" tall. I have more pictures to share if interested.


Antique Elephant Ivory Pendant 3 Cranes well carved

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Ivory: Pre 1910   item# 965079 (stock# eip)

Antique Elephant Ivory Pendant 3 Cranes well carved
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$980.00 

I have taken an antique Elephant Ivory pendant, that has been carved with great skill and detail and strung it with a pressed glass key design, silver cloisonne and antique blue glass spacer beads. The overall length with pendant is 14 1/2". The ivory pendant is 3" long, 2" wide and 1/2" deep. I will sell this piece without the component necklace for a reduction of $130.00. This is an outstanding piece and the Elephant ivory is legal due to the age.


Qing Dynasty Snuff Bottle Important

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1837 VR   item# 924603 (stock# qds)

Qing Dynasty Snuff Bottle  Important
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


On Request 

This important porcelain snuff bottle is a Qing Dynasty, copy of an earlier bottle. It is probably mid 1800s. It is in excellent condition. Great Mark [from an Earlier Period], but this bottle is an important copy. Porcelain, beautiful sculpting, painting and details. Carnelian top with elagant wood spoon. This bottle is about 3" tall.


Antique Celadon Ox Opium Pipe Chinese

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1920   item# 808997 (stock# cop)

Antique Celadon Ox Opium Pipe  Chinese
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$185.00 

The glaze color and density, the metal fittings and some indication of actual use indicated this lovely object is an antique. It has a celadon glazed porcelain body and metal fittings. The stem pulls out, there is a metal bowl and stem cleaner attached by a chain, there is also a small handle. The body was filled with water, so this pipe could be used for a number of substances. The length of the ox is 4 1/2" the overall length with metal stem inserted is 9 1/2" tall to mouth opening o ...click for details


Antique blue white porcelain phoenix snuff bottle

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1920   item# 731604 (stock# aps)

Antique blue white porcelain phoenix snuff bottle
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$180.00 

A heavy porcelain blue on white classic phoenix design. This snuff bottle is antique, I am not sure of exact age but the turn of the last century would probably be the making date. It is about 3" tall, nice mark, no damage. It is not the original cap.


Qing Dynasty Silver Ornamental Lock Blessing-Bats

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Jewelry: Pre 1900   item# 670595 (stock# SL)

Qing Dynasty Silver Ornamental Lock Blessing-Bats
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$60.00 

This is a genuine silver antique ornament. It is not a reproduction. It is a very high silver content, very nice highly raised bats for decoration on both sides. Bats are a symbol of blessing. It is 1 1/2" across. I purchased this piece before they were being reproduced. A very nice example of silver ornament.

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