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Asian Antiques937 of 3225BRONZE FIGURE OF SHIRA ANTIQUE INDONESISN SONGKET TEXTILES
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Posted 10 months ago

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valentino97
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I'm posting this for Nikki who has a similar hinged box. 3.5"x1.25" I'm sure this isn't old. I bought it for $7 in Beijing in 2009 and searched for antiques in my budget (snuff bottles, coins, jade beads etc) but was nervous to pay their asking prices. I bought some coins and carved jade pendants....and didn't feel good about my purchases - but didn't pay too much. When I returned I could find most for half the price.

On the other hand - I bought some Mao kitsch items (a ceramic vase, cigarette tins) that were very cheap and here they cost 3x or more.

I enjoyed China VERY much. I want to go back because but 21 days wasn't enough to enjoy this amazing place.

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  1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 10 months ago
    Great looking etchings, cool box
  2. valentino97 valentino97, 10 months ago
    Thanks my friend Kerry - I just added 2 more pix. My sweetie calls me bunny - so of course I had to buy this box. 3rd picture taken at Fengdu right off Yangste River boat and the last....my apologies to all but Cumi Cloud was model w/the beautiful model.
  3. valentino97 valentino97, 10 months ago
    Thank you Aimathena for looking at this....
  4. valentino97 valentino97, 10 months ago
    Thanks Lee for loving my obsessions.
  5. kerry10456 kerry10456, 10 months ago
    valention97, no need to apologies , I love birds :-)
  6. valentino97 valentino97, 10 months ago
    I know you do - hope to meet your family someday. Some of my family and friends don't like birds. So naturally I assume I'm the weird lady who loves birds and apologizes all the time - forgetting that many like YOU appreciate a good tweet.
  7. valentino97 valentino97, 10 months ago
    thank you geo, phil, smiata and mike!
  8. kerry10456 kerry10456, 10 months ago
    Hello valentino, I been watching for your Donald, :-)))
  9. valentino97 valentino97, 10 months ago
    Okay....I'll post it right now. Please don't be too hard on it.
  10. valentino97 valentino97, 10 months ago
    Thank you toolate, tom, phil, brat, sean and leah for your love.
  11. valentino97 valentino97, 9 months ago
    Thank you pops, petey, dean and aimathena for your loves of this NOT OLD but COLLECTIBLE bone box. I've seen a bunch of them on ebay and my price is about right or maybe even a little lower.

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