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Come to Sarasota Antique Buyers to get the highest price on your Antique Snuff Bottles
A beautiful snuff box can be worth $20,000 or more, depending on the kind of detailing work and craftsmanship that has gone into it. If you have such a box and are wondering where to sell it or wondering who is a reputable antique buyer near me, who buys precious snuff boxes, come to Sarasota Antique Buyers right away.
We will do a verbal appraisal of the item free of cost. Our experts will evaluate the piece, based on various factors such as the stone used to make the box, years of manufacture, craftsmanship etc. Beware of going to just any shop to sell the item as there are many imitators in the market. You will not get money that is really worth the value of the item with other buyers. We, on the other hand, highly value such items and offer cash that reflects its real worth.
About Antique Snuff Boxes
They are usually made from materials such as Jade, Porcelain or Cut Glass and designed elaborately. They are available in a variety of colors, used to hold tobacco and keep it dry. The tradition of snuffing tobacco came into widespread use in the western world during 17th century, where it became customary to give guests a warm welcome with snuff. The Chinese did not particularly take to smoking tobacco as they found it to be distasteful. However, they enjoyed mixing it with herbs and found that it had a very therapeutic effect when used this way. They used snuff boxes to store such mixtures and concoctions, snuffing on them which proved to be quite effective in curing various ailments.
Why Sarasota Antique Buyers?
Come to Sarasota Antique Buyers to sell your precious antique snuff bottles and get instant high cash value. Today, you can find snuff box reproductions available in so many places. People value such boxes for their artistic form and with so much of reproduction they are readily available in the imitation market. However, an original antique snuff box is a class apart from its reproductions because of its intricate work and unusual texture.
Ones with antique enamel work or antique cloisonné fetch a high price. Enamel or cloisonné is a Chinese way of decorating items and it involves a huge amount of manual work. The result is beautiful and very attractive imagery on the item’s surface. You can tell the difference between original and duplicate enamel work only with the assistance of antique experts. We, at Sarasota antique buyers, have the expertise to ascertain when a snug box is an original or a replica with a few minutes of evaluation.
We are headquartered in Sarasota. If you cannot come to our store, call us and our staff will arrive at your premises for an evaluation. You can also send us a picture of the item to get an assessment done.