Subject:Re: A few more
Posted By: Stan Wed, Dec 20, 2017
Full disclosure, I am not an expert. More of an interested amateur. We have about 40 snuff bottles. Some are good. Some are crap. We bought a collection of 30+ at auction and the lot varied from valuable to junk.
I can't say too much about the first one. From here it is hard to tell what the material is. I am not impressed with the workmanship.
I like the second one more, but I am suspicious. It is supposed to be turquoise. If you read the links I gave you, there was an exchange where someone was questioning whether one of ours was turquoise or an imitation. When I see dirt like that, I think that it was deliberately applied to make the purchaser think it is older than it is. If that is the case, then the material is suspect as well.