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.
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.
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
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.
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.
A beautiful mini mosaic pin from Italy. Unusual cane work glass insets, great colors. Great condition, no stones missing or other damage. Safety pin type back. Brass base metal. 1 1/2" long. At least 50 years old.
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
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.
This colorful reverse painted snuff bottle is vintage by some standards and antique by other measures. It has great free style calligraphic painting of the 8 Chinese Immortals. Jade top with bone spoon, original to this piece. No damage and it is about 2 3/4" tall.
Unique combination of material, decoration and shape. This vintage snuff has a pleasing melon form and is decorated with a raised colored enamel and bordered in real gold overglaze which is carved into the porcelain. It has original cap with bone spoon. Incised gold mark on bottom.