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Vintage Coin Silver Copper Tibetan Ghau Prayer Box

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Pre 1970   item# 1153846 (stock# tghau)

Vintage Coin Silver Copper Tibetan Ghau Prayer Box
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$185.00 

Not all Ghau prayer boxes from Tibet are created equal. The craftsmanship does vary quite a bit. This one has been made by a master in metal work and very well crafted. Coin silver front, copper sides and back. It is in a brocade case with a strap so it can be worn around the neck. It has a black clay Buddha in the window. It has auspicious symbols and a lion face on the front. It is about 3 1/2" X 2 7/8" and 1 1/4" deep. Neck strap is about 3.5 feet long. A stunning piece. Most o ...click for details


Vintage Inuit Soapstone Puffin Eskimo Carving

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Americas: Eskimo: Pre 1980   item# 1152533 (stock# puff)

Vintage Inuit Soapstone Puffin Eskimo Carving
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$146.00 

An honest Inuit Eskimo carving from soapstone. The soapstone has an unusual translucent green in the head area. The beak has been colored red, in mating season the Puffins beak turns red. This piece is vintage, it is signed J.R.Oktollik. It has all the classic etching decoration, and is a classic very good piece of Native American Eskimo art. It is about 3 1/2" long and 2 1/2" tall.


Vintage Roseville Apple Blossom Vase unusual color

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: American: Pottery: Pre 1940   item# 1146382 (stock# rabv)

Vintage Roseville Apple Blossom Vase unusual color
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$295.00 

Lovely vintage Roseville Apple Blossom #388-10" vase. In excellent condition, normal glaze crazing. This 10" tall vase is an unusual variant color, most were brown, this one is green. Twig handles, 5 1/2" accross. These wonderful American pottery pieces will continue to go up in value, a strong collectible investment.


Chinese Beauty Malachite Carving with stand

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre 1980   item# 1143316 (stock# cbm)

Chinese Beauty Malachite Carving with stand
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$260.00 

Very attractive piece with beautiful carving. The natural malachite graining-matrix does not show in the photographs except for the bottom view but it does have a beautiful matrix in the carving. This is a fine piece of work. It is Chinese and from the "Hong Kong" mark on the bottom of the wood base [inlayed with silver metal], it would be made during the embargo period for Chinese goods, over 40 years ago. It is just under 4" tall with custom made hardwood stand. Perfect conditio ...click for details


Chromatic yellow-green glass snuff crane tortoise

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1980   item# 1142031 (stock# ogs)

Chromatic yellow-green glass snuff crane tortoise
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$165.00 

A very unique and beautiful carved glass snuff bottle. It is chromatic glass, changes color with light from yellow to green. It also has flakes of silvery mica in it. It has wealth and luck symbols. Crane and tortoise, bats, coins. Top quality glass and brass metal top. This bottle is 2 3/4" tall. Good piece, good quality good for a smart snuff bottle collection, better than your money in a bank.


Vintage Snowflake glass lucky symbols snuff bottle

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1970   item# 1142030 (stock# losn)

Vintage  Snowflake glass lucky symbols snuff bottle
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$410.00 

A beautiful vintage snuff bottle. Yellow snowflake Peking glass. 5 color overlay. Lucky symbols abound on this very good bottle. Beautiful carved blue glass top with moth pattern. These good bottles continue to go up in price. They have not been carved this well in decades, they never will be again. I find rapid increases in snuff bottle prices, and rapid decline in the quality of newer work. This bottle in an investment, better than anything on the market today. It is about 3 1/4" tall.


Vintage-Antique 100 Boys Snuff Bottle ornate painting

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1950   item# 1141496 (stock# 100boy)

Vintage-Antique 100 Boys Snuff Bottle ornate painting
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Terrill C. Smith
510-531-6812


$480.00 

This very well painted porcelain snuff bottle has the traditional 100 boys design. There are a lot of very well painted faces on this bottle. Pleasing colors and details of a Chinese garden. Bottom signed. Tigereye stone set in bronze metal spoon and bezel. It is 3 1/4" tall. at least 60 years old, could be older. Very good bottle for a collection.


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.

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