On offer today is a wonderful large pair of 19c Chinese deeply carved cinnabar snuff bottles with thier original wooden stands. These snuff bottles and stands were produced in China around c1880 for export. T are many fakes encountered in most everyw you search for good cinnabar items that ones needs to be certain that the dealer knows the difference as well as auction houses and ebay. This pair is guarenteed to be genuine carved cinnabar from the period. The depth of the carving and quality of the workmanship is of a very high order as well as the original fitted wooden stands. These stands were very dirty and over time almost black and after a gentle clean and buff they turned out a gorgeous reddish brown color going well with the color of the bottles. The true color of the carved lacquer is of the deeper red color that is not faked well. The context nature of the scenes the carver picked are simply wonderful, containing 3 figures to each side along with boats (junks), bridges, fences, foliate. water waves, rockery and nicely done Chinese architecture. Both caps are present but one or both the spoons are replacements. The bottles fit perfectly in thier own custom wood stands. Each bottle is signed to the bottom with a raised black lacquer writing and marked 'CHINA'. Condition is excellent with only one bottle having the writing

NOTE: For over the last 20 years I have been dealing with items from the "OLD CHINA TRADE", and only offering these items to dealers and designers. I now am offering some items on Ebay. Not every item will be from the 19C Golden Age of the Chinese Trade Era, but I will assure you that all items will be of high quality and from the 19C or the early 20TH century. ***Contact me with any questions, all questions will be answered within 24 hours. ***Buyers please allow up to 10 days for personal checks to clear through bank before shipping takes place.

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