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1  Miscellaneous / Special Events, and Snuff Bottle News / Re: Meeting with fellow collector in Perth on: August 20, 2017, 12:14:27 pm
Thank you for sharing your meeting with a fellow collector Inn Bok ! 
2  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: Wang Ru Ting on: August 19, 2017, 12:27:50 pm
Hi  George, Steven,  Anyone

Can  you  please   give the  Chinese  characters  for  Wang  Ru Ting   so  I can add to the  DB?

Cheers

Peter

I do not know the characters Peter.. Hopefully some one else will..
3  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Organic, Metal, and Embellished Bottles / Re: Micro incised ivory bottle. on: August 18, 2017, 10:38:58 am
Beautiful bottle Adrian !  The detailing is really amazing ...
4  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 / Wang Ru Ting on: August 17, 2017, 02:52:29 pm
This artist has come up just a few times so want to add this one to the forum for future reference.

One side panel reads "painted by Wang Ru Ting". 2nd side, "painted in the winter of 1931" Xin wei nian.. Steven also said that he usually only signed, Wang. Thank you Steven  Smiley

I have had one large bottle, a perfume shaped bottle, and Bob has a large one on his site. Just have not seen many..  Very similar to YST..


5  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Glass Snuff Bottles / Re: Techniques for blown glass snuff bottles on: August 17, 2017, 10:01:22 am
It's probably because of my crappy internet, but can't get them to open..
6  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Porcelain and Yixing Chinese Snuff Bottles 瓷器和宜兴鼻烟壶 / Re: Porcelain spade snuff bottle on: August 13, 2017, 11:24:26 am
I think it is good Adrian..

The paintings really look to be period to me..  The bright red floral design on the sides bugs me a little, but without comparing to others I can't say if that is ok or not..

I like it very much and congratulations !  Look forward to seeing the others within the lot !
7  The Gathering / The Lounge / Re: Friday Fun Bottle on: August 11, 2017, 11:57:21 pm
George,

I like the overall form and style of this one. Even the foot rim looks convincing. A pity is isn't black nephrite!
You don't say how tall it is.

Tom

I also kept looking at the foot rim.. Well done.. Without the stopper it is 2 1/2"..
8  The Gathering / The Lounge / Re: Friday Fun Bottle on: August 11, 2017, 11:56:20 pm
Does the inside of the mouth show any join marks ?



I don't think so... But could be mistaken about that.
9  The Gathering / The Lounge / Re: Friday Fun Bottle on: August 11, 2017, 01:49:26 pm
Now that is a Friday Fun bottle George.

I have what I think is a carved resin bottle as opposed to moulded and I wonder if they are training bottles for lapidaries.


I should have been more precise... This one was mold cast and then touched up with grinding tool..

I have no idea if they would have been training bottles.. I remember Charll mentioning some time ago his believe that resin bottles may well have had their place as utilitarian in the past..
10  The Gathering / The Lounge / Re: Friday Fun Bottle on: August 11, 2017, 01:04:58 pm
Today Friday bottle is this Zodiac bottle carved from some kind of composite material.. Maybe epoxy mixed with some kind of ground up stone.. It has all the Chinese zodiac animals included..

My finger just sort of hit the buy it now  Cheesy
11  Collections / Research / Technical / Re: Mineral checklist for snuff bottles on: August 11, 2017, 12:40:12 pm
Thank you Tom Smiley
12  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Gem, Stone, Rock and Fossil / Re: Crystal Clear on: August 11, 2017, 12:36:57 pm
Beautiful and as Joey describes, very elegant !
13  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Gem, Stone, Rock and Fossil / Re: Two Malachite bottles on: August 09, 2017, 02:38:20 pm
Maybe a light scratch test to confirm.. Malachite is very soft..
14  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Gem, Stone, Rock and Fossil / Re: Two Malachite bottles on: August 09, 2017, 10:46:08 am
Wonderful bottle Rube.. I have always like malachite..

I believe yours was likely carved about the time of purchase. Lovely shape.

The elongated C scrolls and the short C's that are joined together both either represent silk worms and or cloud scrolls.

Not sure about a blue lapis stopper matching the green.
15  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: Tientsin Artists = Early Ji School while still in Tianjin on: August 08, 2017, 10:05:52 pm


Hebei  河北  meaning   "North  of the (Yellow) River "  is  the  province   wherein both Tianjin and  Hengshui  are located, and   which is  referred to as  "Ji" 冀 for  short   (e.g on car  number plates)  - thus  the  name  of  the  Ji  School.

Hubei 湖北 meaning  "North of the  (Dongting)  lake"  is in  mid-China  and the  capital   city is  Wuhan.  Hubei  has  zero  history  of  IPBs



I am sure you have probably already shared the above before, but first time I recall reading it... VERY interesting...

Thank you so very much for taking the time to edit the article Peter.. I am making the changes within mine now..

I need to read more and understand better the One Bottle Studio and connected artists and schools ( Hebei,Hubei, and Ji ). I have a hard time wrapping my head around the connections..

16  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: Contemporary Schools Of Inside Painting ICSBS / Part One and Two on: August 08, 2017, 12:41:05 pm
Thanks George,

Both attachments appear to be Part 2.

Tom

Yes.. Having a hard time separating files that Peter sent... Waiting for him to send part one separately..  Will edit then..
17  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 / Contemporary Schools Of Inside Painting ICSBS / Part One and Two on: August 08, 2017, 07:21:54 am
Contemporary Schools Of Inside Painting ICSBS / Part One and Two by Peter Bentley
18  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Gem, Stone, Rock and Fossil / Re: An agate bottle from Australia on: August 06, 2017, 07:30:24 pm
Great story Giovanni ! 
19  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: Can someone confirm this Zhang Tieshan painted on: August 06, 2017, 02:43:58 am
Just adding this link here to reference..
http://snuffbottle.smfforfree.com/index.php/topic,3620.msg49362.html#msg49362
20  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 / Tientsin Artists on: August 06, 2017, 02:37:48 am
This is from the Snuff Bottle Review, Vol 5, No 1, March 1980

Interestingly this and the following article titled One Bottle Studio that follows the below article within this Snuff Bottle Review issue are giving these same Tientsin seal clues to my Zhang Yu bottle.

Peter, I was able to find some, but not all the names below within your db under Tianjin. Unless I am missing it, I do not see those Modern Tianjin artists within the db as being connected to Tientsin or Tientsin mentioned.

The very last picture is from the Snuff Bottle Review, Vol 3, No 3, June 1978 that is mentioned within the article..

Same with the names on that list.. Some I could find within your db , but not all..
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