A beautifully carved polychrome Snuff Bottle. This one has been in the family since about 1900 or so, so it is at least that old. It is in superb condition with no structural damage, and no noticeable loss to the paintwork – it has been stored, in the dark, for decades. It has been used, it has snuff residue inside, but other than that, it is a beauty. The quality of the carving is superb, with the dragon’s scales exquisitely carved and filled with colour, and the detail to the Roosters feathers is a delight. Both creatures seem to have tiny inset black eyes – made, I think, of glass or some sort of stone – they do reflect the light. It is all original, and a wonderful and unusual example of it’s type. I was a little perplexed about the iconography, a Dragon and a Rooster – but apparently in mythology they are highly compatible, so possibly it was made as a betrothal or marriage gift? A real beauty, and definitely one for the collector. We are currently emptying attics and sheds where the family has hoarded for decades, so some interesting stuff is turning up – with quite a few vintage but unused items amongst the treasures. So, if this is the sort of thing you are interested in, it might be worth keeping an eye on the listings for a while…… Most customers are great, even when things go wrong, as they sometimes will. Our Feedback is good, especially considering that most of the things we sell are delicate breakable vintage items. I post daily, unless the car breaks down or we’re flooded, or the mice running this computer escape from their little wheel, or I have a terrible hangover from celebrating with Krug Champagne our latest e bay sale, or something. We live in a house heated by log fires………. Yes, I know that sounds stroppy, but its either make this clear at the beginning or lose the will to live……….. If you don’t, and the item goes missing, I’ll send you the proof of posting so that you can make a claim from the post office. But don’t rely on this. We will only post to ITALY on an INTERNATIONAL SIGNED FOR service – far to much goes missing otherwise. The post office will not insure delicate items……….. The dear of them………. It is your responsibility to read the listing properly. We would like paying for items you have bought, this is the usual arrangement between buyers and sellers……….. Preferably within 7 days……. If you can’t do that for any good reason, let us know……. Please, we don’t bite, much. Tell you it is Gold when it is Brass, Get the maker wrong i. E Wedgewood instead of Marks and Spencers or something similar. The item “Antique Polychrome Carved Bovine Bone Dragon & Rooster Snuff Bottle Signed” is in sale since Tuesday, June 16, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Snuff Bottles”. The seller is “phileasfox1″ and is located in builth wells, Powys. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: Chinese
- Product: Snuff Bottle
- Primary Material: Bone
- Features: Handcarved
- Original/Repro: Antique Original