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.
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.
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
A most wonderful delicate snowflake Peking glass snuff bottle. Hand carved glass in brass dragon top, delicate pastel butterflies carved atop a snowflake glass body. This bottle is a five color dip, there are five different top layer colors, this gives great value to a collector and is a indication of a fine craftsman and an outstanding bottle. This bottle is 3" tall.
Fine carving, same design on both sides. Black layer over rose colored glass. Vintage bottle, Jade top, bone spoon. This elegant bottle is 3" tall. A very good bottle. If you live in the San Francisco Bay area I have a number of other fine snuff bottles at Good, Better, Best Antiques in the city of Alameda, and more in the city of Lafayette at Collectors Choice Antiques.
Delicate and elegant vintage carved glass snuff bottle. light brown, on white, with white top layer. Carving of fanciful fruit, bat and nice lion face side decoration. This bottle has a jade top, metal spoon and is a nice size of about 2 3/4", one that could be carried easily in a robe sleeve. It is at least 45 years old. If you would like to see collections for sale of my snuff bottles and you live in the SF Bay area, I have a number of very nice bottles at Good, Better, Best antiques in A ...click for details