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    Posted 6 years ago

    Amisa013
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    Very small. About three inches high. Said it was made of ivory. Chinese writing on the bottom bottle. Metal base. Unpainted inside. No pitting on the "ivory" but there are striations. Anyone know how much it's worth?

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    1. Bugzee Bugzee, 5 years ago
      The chinese writing on the bottom of the bottle is what's called a "QIANLONG FOUR CHARACTERE SEAL MARK", Or "qianlong mark" For short, Named for the Qing Dynasty 1644–1911. The actual writing reads "Royally Commissioned By Emperor Quin Long" and the type of writing is confirmed over 200 years old. (That does not mean bottle is that old) Its value varies and depends on several different things. Does cap have original cork-stopper with Ox-Bone Spoon attached? and so-on. Just from what I've seen, even without original cap & spoon, it can get anywhere from 25-to-150 dollars roughly. Hope this helps you!
    2. amazon196969, 5 years ago
      Hi Bugzee, or anyone out there who may have an answer for me..
      Just wondering how to tell if Cinnibar?? I have a few of these that were my fathers that I inherited when he passed back in the 90's, unfortunately the rubber lid stopper/spoon holders are broken now so I also need to find replacements if possible!!!
      Kylie from Australia
    3. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      https://www.realorrepro.com/article/Cinnabar

      http://www.ebay.com/gds/Chinese-Snuff-Bottles-Avoiding-The-Fakes-/10000000003022740/g.html
    4. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Hi, more Infos on this post :-)
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/160991-hand-carved-ivory-chinese-snuff-bottle?in=collection-3416
    5. Iras Iras, 5 years ago
      Oh thats similar to my red one, love it.
    6. amazon196969, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the links...now to find a replacement for rubber stopper fitting!!! I think I know what I will use just unknown if I can get in the size I need...

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