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Ivory Horn Musician Snuff Bottle

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 2000   item# 925126 (stock# mansb)

Ivory Horn Musician Snuff Bottle
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$145.00 

A very attractive snuff bottle. This piece has been carved using ivory [mastadon or hippo]and horn. It appears to have originally a netsuke that the carvers converted into a snuff bottle. It is Chinese, about a decade or more old. It is 2" tall. A very unique piece.


fine Reverse painted snuff bottle cats and kittens

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 2000   item# 878602 (stock# cats)

fine Reverse painted snuff bottle cats and kittens
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$145.00 

Very fine and detailed reverse painting. Elegant size and shape. Carnelian stopper, bone spoon. This lovely snuff bottle is about 3 1/4" to top of stopper. Painted within the last decade and done by a master reverse painter. Very good bottle for the money and compared to what China is now doing this is a very good investment.


Blue Peking Glass Carved Snuff Bottle Carp

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Contemporary   item# 876150 (stock# bcarp)

Blue Peking Glass Carved Snuff Bottle Carp
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$110.00 

Beautiful blue glass base color with layering of multi colors. Multi colored cameo glass snuff bottles are more valuable and will continue to increase in value as this very nice one will. It has a matching cap with bone spoon. It is about 3" tall and was carved with in the last decade. Snuff bottles and other objects of art that require skill and time do not go down in value and are a good hedge against our economic struggles.


Very ODD carved buddhas Snuff Bottle

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 2000   item# 876039 (stock# odd)

Very ODD carved buddhas Snuff Bottle
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$185.00 

A very odd snuff bottle. Very high carving done on three layers of Peking glass. The top layer is yellow and almost 3/8" deep. Three heads of Monks or buddhas. Green and white layers underneath. Very nice artistic design. I have never seen one like this and it does stand out as a tiny piece of art. It has carnelian top with bone spoon. It is about 3 1/8" tall. I am not sure of age, I would estimate it is a decade old, or newer. Great item for a collection.


Reverse painted snuff bottle Chinese Fairies

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 2000   item# 875903 (stock# rps)

Reverse painted snuff bottle Chinese Fairies
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$180.00 

Chinese snuff bottles are a smart investment in a world loosing its fine craftsmen. China is loosing the older better reverse painters. Most newer work is quite horrible. This bottle is quite beautiful. Faces, hands and calligraphy along with other delicate details are outstanding. This bottle also has touches of gold in the interior painting. Of all of the Chinese artist the skilled interior painters seem to be the most endangered. I suggest this outstanding bottle as a smart investment in the ...click for details


Agate Foo Dog with baby snuff bottle

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 2000   item# 873747 (stock# fds)

Agate Foo Dog with baby snuff bottle
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


88.00 

This agate has very nice colors and matrix. Agate is a brittle and hard stone to carve, the hand carving on this bottle is very attractive and a much better than average for a newer bottle. Foo dog has baby on her back. This bottle is heavy with nice hollowing. It has a carnelian top and bone spoon. It is 3" long and a little over 1" high. A very nice bottle for the price.


Fancy Toads Ivory Snuff Bottle Delightful

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 2000   item# 798955 (stock# ffs)

Fancy Toads Ivory Snuff Bottle Delightful
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


395.00 

This grand pair of toads has gone for an outing. One big fat one atop a friend. It has charm and humor and also exceptional carving. A substantial piece of mastadon ivory of excellent quality. This piece is 2 1/2" tall and 1 1/2" wide and 1" deep. Not old,but by an old master carver. This quality is hard to find and will increase in value as we loose skilled carvers. It is an outstanding addition to a collection.


Delicate Ornate Ivory Snuff Bottle Frogs Sea Grass

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 2000   item# 798953 (stock# ifs)

Delicate Ornate Ivory Snuff Bottle Frogs Sea Grass
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


390.00 

A tour-de-fource of skilled carving. This is an outstanding, delicate and very ornate piece of mastadon ivory. It has been carved in China by a master carver. It is not old, but I am not sure of exact age. Within the past 20 years I assume. It is of great value for the skill of carving, not for the age. It is 2" tall, 1 1/2" wide and almost 1" deep. The pictures speak for themself and you will not this quality for this price in the short future.


STRANGE stone Beast Chinese snuff bottle Lion Dog

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Contemporary   item# 796785 (stock# ssb)

STRANGE stone Beast Chinese snuff bottle  Lion Dog
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$99.00 

This is a very strange beast. It is a handcarved stone, not sure what type, but is is harder than soapstone. It has the look of an Indonesion demond, part lion, part dragon, part dog. It is 3" tall. Spoon held by hat-cap. It is newer. A really odd piece of art-collectible snuff bottle. Never seen one quite like it.


Fossil Nautilus Snuff bottle

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Contemporary   item# 771808 (stock# fns)

Fossil Nautilus Snuff bottle
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$54.00 

Only nature could produce this wonderful geometry and only time could produce this fossil. It is a fossil nautilus snuff bottle, cut in half and polished. It will come with the nice lucite display stand. It is 2" wide at wide point, wood top, bone spoon. Wonderful irridescence of back side. Both rock and snuff bottle collectors will appreciate this unique specimen.

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