This Blanc de Chin Snuff bottle has much finer details than most. It is a little larger, at 4" tall. Well signed on bottom. Very well placed design elements atop the very high fired white porcelain. Traditional eagle design. These beautiful bottles are often over looked because they are so subtle. Invest in subtle it is a very smart choice. Vintage workmanship
These outstanding gems often get overlooked by collectors. I do not know why, I love them. They are very hand intensive, made by pressing white porcelain images, sculpting and applying to a white base. Very high fired and subject to kiln damage. The ones that avoid any damage come out to be true beauties. This one is several decades old, shows a fisherman. It is about 2 5/8" tall.
A wonderful vintage quality cloisonne enameled copper base figure of a Pekinese-Lion dog figure from China. This piece has beautiful violet shades of color. It is real glass enameled cloisonne. It is about 3 1/4" long. At least 40 or more years old. No damage to this very unique figure.
Outstanding carving and details. A very complex Mammoth Ivory snuff bottle. Extinct ivory, not endangered. Two Lizards on an eggplant. 2" tall. The quality of this bottle would put it into a museum collection, or any collection that has the best. A rare find. I will not ship this piece out of the USA.
The carving on this bottle is outstanding. It has been done by a true master. It is Mammoth Ivory from long extinct tusks. It is one of the best I have had and it is a masterpiece of work. It is about 2 1/2" tall and has survived with no damage. Bird atop the ivory spoon and birds on the delicate cabbage leaves. A wonderful piece. I will not ship this piece out of the USA.
This beautiful Mammoth Ivory snuff bottle has carving that you seldom see outside of museums. It is not antique but it is vintage. You see three fine birds eating gourds. It is about 2 3/8" tall. Mammoth ivory comes from long extinct animals and is not poached. This bottle is in the beautiful condition you see in photos. Signed with bird atop spoon. I do not ship ivory outside of the USA.
This amazing tiny [glass dome on stand with doll] is just a total of 4" tall to tip of dome. These vintage novelty miniatures are hand sculpted from flour dough. The skill to work such tiny details is amazing. These collectible treasures will never be done again as there is no one left able to put the hours of time into each one. This one with yellow dress is one of the finest I have ever seen. The tiny flowers, face and hands that are not even 1/4" long are so perfect. She is also in ...click for details
Soft colors, outstanding hand painting and composition can be seen in this vintage reverse painted snuff bottle. Pastels on cream colored back wash, this bottle is about 3 1/2" tall. Nice carnelian top with bone spoon. Skilled reverse painters are old, no one is replacing them. Many newer bottles are done with printing. This bottle is a fine investment at with all good quality work it will continue to grow in value.
Very well painted, Nice details in this glass reverse painted snuff bottle. Summer pavilions, mountain valley with boats. Unusual soft colors. Agate top, bone spoon. 3" tall. Chop mark signature. At least 30 years old. Nice bottle