• AUD $140.00

    Turkoman Brass Powder Horn

    Plain Brass powder horn, with ornate band (Turkoman squiggle filigree) and four decent dents (character marks!) It has a lovely colour, a mature patina (please don’t polish!) and pleasing simplicity. Designed possibly to be worn tucked in a belt or sash, or there is a ring for suspension from a...
  • AUD $180.00

    Turkoman Gourd Snuff Bottle

    Turkoman Snuff Bottle. Gourd with centre band and vertical alloy straps from base, that uniquely allows it to stand, could be either silver or lightly gilt silver, as the metal surface all has a “golden” patina. With a panelled cap, featuring a faceted dark green glass, clawed into the lid....
  • AUD $1,950.00

    Turkoman, Painted Wooden Saddle.

    Here’s a polychrome wooden horse saddle from Uzbekistan or Turkmenistan. The wood has been painted and overall golden Ivory Cream, inlaid with carved bone (both decorative and reinforcing, at points of wear) with traces of green, orange, white and black floral detailing. The hard wooden saddle with its high pommel,...
  • AUD $88.00

    Uzbek , Gourd Snuff Bottle

    An Uzbek or Chinese “tobacco snuff” bottle, made from a living Bottle Gourd, intriguingly grown to shape, bound between two carved wooden or ceramic panels, to accurately mould to the desired form, like wet leather. Actually it looks like old, polished, embossed leather, too! It has acquired a very lovely...
  • AUD $300.00

    Uzbek Buckle, Brass and Blue Glass

    A man’s two part brass buckle with classic floral embossed brass inserts and bordered with a row of ‘turqoise glass’ beads (although 50% of the glass beads are lost, this is still lovely, “showing it’s age.”) A very, very similiar piece is illustrated in “Uzbekistan” Kalter, (Thames and Hudson.) Quite...
  • AUD $120.00

    Uzbek Gourd Snuff Bottle

    Smallish tobacco snuff bottle, using a plain dark gourd, with Buhkaran Nielloed floral detail darkened onto the Silver cap. Sculpted silver screw lid. Lovely dark patina of age, don’t overpolish silver, sometimes you can damage nielloed silver. It appears cap has been reattached/glued at some point, but it doesn’t affect...
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    Uzbek, Gourd Snuff Bottle.

    Sorry, this item is no longer available. Smallish tobacco snuff bottle, using a plain golden gourd, with engraved feathered detail carved into the Silver throat. And a neat silver lid with a round knob simply slides in. The silver has a lovely mid patina of age, don’t overpolish silver, sometimes...
  • AUD $68.00

    Uzbek, Gourd Snuff Bottle.

    Simple tobacco snuff bottle, from Uzbekistan. Made using a plain “mahogany” stained gourd, totally unadorned. Closed only with a wound, knotted plug of sewn, roughly handspun natural cotton. This glowing simplicity has a rustic feel, not the additional detail of a silver fitting. In Uzbekistan these gourds are wide spread,...
  • AUD $68.00

    Uzbek, Gourd Snuff Bottle.

    Simple tobacco snuff bottle, from Uzbekistan. Made using a plain, plump golden gourd, totally unadorned. Closed only with a wound, knotted plug of roughly handspun coloured cottons. On gently twisting this plug out a fine golden powder, like borer dust, fell out. I’ve noticed it in others, all of them...
  • AUD $68.00

    Uzbek, Gourd Snuff Bottle.

    A simple tobacco snuff bottle, from Uzbekistan. Made using a plain, small dark stained gourd, totally unadorned. Closed only with a wound, knotted plug and tassel of dark brown worn leather. This glowing simplicity has a rustic feel, not here the additional detail of a silver fitting. In Uzbekistan these...
  • AUD $68.00

    Uzbek, Gourd Snuff Bottle.

    Simple tobacco snuff bottle, from Uzbekistan. Made using a plain, plump dark brown gourd, totally unadorned. Closed only with a wound, knotted plug of roughly handspun natural cotton, threaded coloured tinsel and tiny opaque glass beads. This glowing simplicity has a rustic feel, not the sophisticated detail of a silver...
  • AUD $88.00

    Vintage Chinese Buddha Snuff Bottle

    We've just bought a delightful collection of Vintage Chinese Snuff Bottles, that were purchased on a number of visits to Hong Kong in the 1960's. (So none will be younger than that and a few will be a bit older...) This double sided, cast ceramic, flat oval bottle has an embossed,...
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    Vintage Chinese Dragon Snuff Bottle

    Sorry, this lovely bottle is no longer available. However, we may still have some others. We've just bought a delightful collection of Vintage Chinese Snuff Bottles, that were purchased on a number of visits to Hong Kong in the 1960's. (So none will be younger than that and a few will...
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    Vintage Chinese Dragon Snuff Bottle

    Sorry, this snuff bottle is no longer available. However, we still have a few others for you to choose from. We've just bought a delightful collection of Vintage Chinese Snuff Bottles, that were purchased on a number of visits to Hong Kong in the 1960's. (So none will be younger than...
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    Vintage Chinese Floral Snuff Bottle

    Sorry, this charming snuff bottle is no longer available. We may still have other designs.We've just bought a delightful collection of Vintage Chinese Snuff Bottles, that were purchased on a number of visits to Hong Kong in the 1960's. (So none will be younger than that and a few will be...
  • AUD $78.00

    Vintage Chinese Goldfish Snuff Bottle

    We've just bought a delightful collection of Vintage Chinese Snuff Bottles, that were purchased on a number of visits to Hong Kong in the 1960's. (So none will be younger than that and a few will be a bit older...) This unusually feminine, double sided, smooth cast ceramic snuff bottle has...
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    Vintage Chinese Goldfish Snuff Bottle

    Sorry, this lovely snuff bottle is no longer available. We've just bought a delightful collection of Vintage Chinese Snuff Bottles, that were purchased on a number of visits to Hong Kong in the 1960's. (So none will be younger than that and a few will be a bit older...) This delightfully feminine,...
  • AUD $88.00

    Vintage Chinese Gourd Snuff Bottle

    We've just bought a delightful collection of Vintage Chinese Snuff Bottles, that were purchased on a number of visits to Hong Kong in the 1960's. (So none will be younger than that and a few will be a bit older...) This sinuosly curved, double sided, smooth brass snuff bottle is based on the...
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    Vintage Chinese Plum Snuff Bottle

    Sorry this snuff bottle has just found a new home. We may still have some similar ones. We've just bought a delightful collection of Vintage Chinese Snuff Bottles, that were purchased on a number of visits to Hong Kong in the 1960's. (So none will be younger than that and a few...
  • AUD $78.00

    Vintage Chinese Swallows Snuff Bottle

    We've just bought a delightful collection of Vintage Chinese Snuff Bottles, that were purchased on a number of visits to Hong Kong in the 1960's. (So none will be younger than that and a few will be a bit older...) This excentrically shaped but unusually feminine, double sided, smooth cast ceramic...