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1  The Gathering / The Lounge / Re: Friday Fun Bottle on: January 12, 2018, 11:47:30 am
Dear Adrian,
what is that fabric? Have you found it? You said nothing. Is it new or old?
It looks very nice!
Giovanni
2  The Gathering / The Lounge / Re: Happy New Year ! on: December 31, 2017, 12:24:44 pm
Dear Inn Bok,
what a beautiful bottle, one of the best landscapes that I have seen. Thank you for sharing it.
Happy New Year!
Giovanni
3  The Gathering / Introductions / Re: Hooked on Snuff Bottles on: December 31, 2017, 12:20:46 pm
Dear Kaja,
it is good that you said that this bottle was not meant as a reward for 250 $ worth lessons.
The bottle is surely modern and its monetary value is very low. Not only because it is modern, but also because the decoration, despite including peaches, is far from the typical Chinese taste in my opinion.
Wishing you and everybody here a happy New Year.
Giovanni
4  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Glass Snuff Bottles / Re: Mallow Flower Double Overlay on: December 23, 2017, 03:36:04 pm
Dear Joey,
I am in the second side Grin
Kind regards
Giovanni
5  The Gathering / Introductions / Re: Hooked on Snuff Bottles on: December 20, 2017, 02:13:35 pm
Dear all,
agree with everything and let me express my best wishes to everyone, of all Faith and from whatever part of the World.
Kind regards
Giovanni
6  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Organic, Metal, and Embellished Bottles / Re: Large cinnabar lacquer bottle. on: December 13, 2017, 07:09:52 am
Dear Adrian,
very nice bottle.
I can’t say something reliable about the age, because it is my conviction, although I am not expert on lacquer, that the good quality of carving alone is not enough for saying that an object is antique.
I believe that there are very skilled lacquer carvers also today. In my opinion what is more relevant to assign an age of a lacquer ware is the quality of polishing, and in particular the difference of polishing and hue color between the parts more or less pronounced, due to handling.
I see your bottle very uniform, but it may be because it has been not so used, who knows.
I don’t understand you in supposing that the inside of a bottle is scarcely inspected. I think that everybody inspects carefully the inside of the bottles! The tube protruding until the base is immediately felt even if somebody would not inspect it, because of the limited tilt angle of the spoon.
Kind regards
Giovanni
7  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Inside Painted Chinese Snuff Bottles / Early, Middle and Modern Period Bottles 内画鼻烟壶/早期,中期,现代 / Re: Yan Yutian ? on: November 30, 2017, 04:06:15 pm
Dear Adrian,
this escaped me, congratulations.
In fact the only IP bottles that I look at are those of YYT, because he is the only artist that I recognize.
Kind regards
Giovanni
8  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Porcelain and Yixing Chinese Snuff Bottles 瓷器和宜兴鼻烟壶 / Re: Super bargain! Don't miss it! on: November 26, 2017, 02:16:54 am
Dear Samson,
I don’t agree with you. First at all, in some of his listings he says, for example “Song style”, and that is correct. But in others listings he declares the piece as being Song and that is a fraud.
But I would go further. In my previous post, I originally did write a sentence that then I decide to delete before posting. The sentence was “There are some limits in Democracy”.
Meaning what I said further, that if sued, the guy would much probably be legitimate because the matter is on the buyer. That is not correct in my opinion.
There are many criminals taking advantage of the ignorance of not educated people, aged persons, and so on. Not always an ignorant should be blamed for that. In most cases, it has just been not lucky, he just had no conditions to elevate his cultural level. Or he lived in small communities where everybody relies on the others, they are not prevented against scam.
Those people should be protected, they are not causing troubles to the Community, while criminals do.
Kind regards
Giovanni
9  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Porcelain and Yixing Chinese Snuff Bottles 瓷器和宜兴鼻烟壶 / Re: Super bargain! Don't miss it! on: November 25, 2017, 05:01:55 pm
Dear Joey,
this guy should be sued. After posting, I did a look at the other items that he is selling. Some obvious cheap fake, at crazy prices.
I am sure that if reported to ebay or sued, the verdict will be that he is simply proposing something at a certain price, so it is all matter of the buyer, nobody is forcing him to buy.
So he will be declared “clean”, while indeed he is acting as a criminal, exploiting other’s ignorance.
Kind regards
Giovanni
10  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Porcelain and Yixing Chinese Snuff Bottles 瓷器和宜兴鼻烟壶 / Super bargain! Don't miss it! on: November 25, 2017, 12:47:04 pm
Incredible, there should be a filter on ebay to ban such crazy guys. It is legitimate to accuse him of tentative of stealing:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-SNUFFBOTTLE/162743800322?hash=item25e4495202:g:eokAAOSwPWRZV3zg

11  The Gathering / The Lounge / Re: Happy Thanksgiving on: November 24, 2017, 02:06:49 pm
We do not have the Thanksgiving Day, to all you that celebrate it, have a nice Thanksgiving, and thank you all!
Giovanni
12  The Gathering / The Lounge / Re: ICSBS 2017 London conference on: November 08, 2017, 10:51:29 am
Dear Joey,
did I wrong in posting the pictures? Please let me know! If so, I will cancel the post.
I thought that should not be problem, being them exhibited in a public space.
Kind regards
Giovanni
13  The Gathering / The Lounge / Re: ICSBS 2017 London conference on: November 07, 2017, 03:37:58 pm
The rest of pictures.
The bottles are small because of the width of the image. If someone want to see a bottle more in detil, I could post a single image a bit bigger.
Giovanni

14  The Gathering / The Lounge / Re: ICSBS 2017 London conference on: November 07, 2017, 03:35:17 pm
Guys,
this time I may help a little.
A British friend from Gotheborg, knowing that I am interested in snuff bottles, has sent me some pictures he took at Sotheby's last week.
Now, sionce Joey told me that the exhibition of the ICSBS was at Bonahms, he may have been wrong with the place. Dear Joey, can you confirm?
Well, here are the pictures, enjoy!
Giovanni
15  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Glass Snuff Bottles / Re: Fish Overlay on: October 30, 2017, 01:45:11 pm
Dear Luke,
Well done, thank you for posting that reference.
Dear Rube, in my first post in this thread I said that you have an antique and superb bottle, and I am even more convinced now. You have a Museum grade bottle.
 For an easier comparison, I am posting a picture of the V&A and Rube’s bottles, although we do not have a better picture of Rube’s bottle.
Kind regards
Giovanni
16  The Gathering / The Lounge / Re: Friday Fun Bottle on: October 28, 2017, 07:05:42 am
Dear Rube,
very nice, I like organic bottles.
If you think in selling it, I will be happy to complete the tris Grin
Giovanni
17  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Glass Snuff Bottles / Re: Red Chi Dragon overlay on: October 27, 2017, 05:21:19 am
Dear Adrian,
you did very well! The carving is of very fine quality, it is a pleasure to look at such high class things.
Kind regards
Giovanni
18  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Glass Snuff Bottles / Re: Glass as ......... on: October 27, 2017, 01:12:46 am
Thank you dear all.
Dear Steven, yes that carved bottle is not old, you are right.
Kind regards
Giovanni
19  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Glass Snuff Bottles / Re: Glass as ......... on: October 26, 2017, 01:56:11 am
Dear all, thank you.
Yes the pebble shaped bottle is glass. I can guarantee that it is impressive when seen in real.
Among who has seen it, including Chinese dealers, there are some who are still convinced that it is jade.
I am posting other two glass bottles, imitating two different types of agate.
Kind regards
Giovanni
20  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Glass Snuff Bottles / Re: Glass as ......... on: October 25, 2017, 02:04:07 am
Really funny guys! Thank you.
Most of you were correct, what is really interesting is the fact that the result is proving how pictures can deceive. In fact, the glass bottles are 2,3 and 5. Some of you had doubts about bottle 5, and I too after taking the picture have noted how it is close to jade. But in reality, that one is the more obvious glass one. In reality, the more jade looking one is the bottle number 3.
Now a more though one: which is which here, the pebble one or the other one? Unfortunately, many of you knows the answer in advance, having already seen one bottle. But if not, it is really hard I think.
Giovanni
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