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Check out these cool snuff bottles. Valuable?

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Check out these cool snuff bottles. Valuable?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.


Generally around $20 - $40 each. If the malachite (green stone) is genuine they can sell for $100 - $200. The most valuable may be the one with European couple on it - it appears to be porcelain enameled metal - yes? Also what is the material of the one with the bas relief dragon next to it? Are any signed?


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
A couple are signed in what I think is Chinese. Photos attached. I found a list of materials in an old insurance list. 2 malachite, one cat eye, one topaz, 1 greenstone, one glass painted inside, one ceramic old. Are asking about the material on the Ivory looking one (photo attached)? Has relief on one side and painting on other. If so, not sure. Looks like bone or ivory but would need guidance on discovering what it actually is.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Oh. Almost forgot. The one with the European couple on it is metal with enamel. Insurance paperwork says it's old.

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