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1  The Gathering / The Lounge / Re: Merry Christmas everyone! on: December 26, 2017, 05:29:25 am
I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone on the forum a, happy peaceful and successful 2018.

Regards Jason.
2  The Gathering / The Lounge / Re: Friday Fun Bottle on: December 14, 2017, 12:39:18 pm
Dear Inn Bok

Interesting bottle, certainly agate but what is it ? One image  makes it look like Crayfish with small claws, whilst another makes it look like a Hermit crab with a small shell! Undecided thanks for sharing.  Wink
3  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Organic, Metal, and Embellished Bottles / Re: Large cinnabar lacquer bottle. on: December 13, 2017, 02:34:51 am
Hi Luke,

Thanks for the comments. I'm always happy to come up to London, we need to see if Jason will come as well. I think I said before when a meet was mentioned that a trip to the V and A might be nice to work into a meet. I've been there a few times before but never looked at their snuff bottles or inro. I'll bring a decent loupe to see the 100's of layers.

Regards, Adrian.

Thanks for the invite, If work permits I would love to come. Grin
4  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Organic, Metal, and Embellished Bottles / Re: Large cinnabar lacquer bottle. on: December 12, 2017, 03:28:49 am
Nicely  carved bottle Adrian. If the internal tube bothers you, you could cut it off with a suitable shaped diamond cutter, but I don't know how you would get the tube out afterwards! I admire  courage in buying a lacquer bottle with out seeing it in the flesh, that is something I would never dare do, as looking at  a picture I am never shure what the bottles are made from.  If you don't mind me asking were did you buy it from?
5  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Glass Snuff Bottles / Re: Overlays, same subject, different qualities. on: December 11, 2017, 04:27:58 am
I need to apologise to you all. Embarrassed I've realised  I did see a member of the dragon family when I was in my 30s many years ago. Roll Eyes I went to the Komodo island and saw the dragons there, I actually bought a goat from the local village people (not YMCA) to feed them. ( I will try and find the photos ). I went with the holiday company  Explore highly recommended if you like that sort of thing. Grin Wink
6  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Glass Snuff Bottles / Re: Overlays, same subject, different qualities. on: December 09, 2017, 04:39:31 pm
I don't wish to be a party pooper  but I don't think Dragons are animals, they are mythical beasts.  Roll Eyes Grin
7  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Glass Snuff Bottles / Re: Overlays, same subject, different qualities. on: December 08, 2017, 03:29:47 am
Adrian.

A very interesting comparison, it's always informative to see two similar bottles side buy side. My only comment is has the bottle on the left been to the Christmas party as It appears to have a slight list to the left, or is that down to camera angle?

Kind regards Jas.
8  Miscellaneous / Snuff Bottle Books, CD, DVD, Videos / Re: Arts Of Asia Magazine Bargain ! on: November 19, 2017, 11:38:52 am
Hi Jason.

Totally agree about some postage charges from America. I'm watching a number of bottles with postage costs of nearly 60 for a single bottle. Add on a 20 percent import charge and a 8 handling fee as the import duty isn't prepaid and the cost becomes prohibative on cheaper bottles.

Some sellers use a service called Global Shipping which is far cheaper, around 18 a bottle or 21 for 7 bottles I bought from Bill. You also pre pay the import duty so save the 8 handling fee.

I buy books from Amazon that are posted from the US and it costs less than 3.


I agree 100%, even re the books from Amazon, although I do remember reading books are exempt from some charges. Wink
Rant over  Cheesy 

Regards, Adrian.
9  Miscellaneous / Snuff Bottle Books, CD, DVD, Videos / Re: Arts Of Asia Magazine Bargain ! on: November 18, 2017, 02:03:19 am
Looks like a nice addition to any ones library, I would love it, but refuse to pay the ridicules postage charges on items from the US. Shocked
10  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 Qian bottle. on: November 11, 2017, 02:56:34 am
Hi Adrian,

Nice bottle, I just love the individual expressive faces, thanks for sharing.

Regards Jason.
11  The Gathering / The Lounge / Re: ICSBS 2017 London conference on: November 07, 2017, 12:04:28 pm
Hi Tom,

If you are ever in London and have some free time I would always be happy to meet.

As you are the only one to comment it might be a somewhat subdued affair  Grin

Regards, Adrian.

I quite fancy a UK meet! How many on this forum live in the UK.

Regards Jason.
12  Miscellaneous / Snuff Bottle Books, CD, DVD, Videos / Re: Video 2 on: November 04, 2017, 05:42:10 am
Hi all,
 now that's what I call real gar bottles! Grin

Regards Jason.
13  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Gem, Stone, Rock and Fossil / Re: Question about a couple of hetian jade bottles.. on: November 04, 2017, 05:34:48 am
Hi both, I always think you know when you are dealing with a new bottle when you see applied staining to highlight the art work!!!!!!

Regards Jason.
14  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Glass Snuff Bottles / Re: Blue Chi Dragon Overlay on: November 02, 2017, 03:30:11 am
Dear Adrian,

A very compressive synopsis if I may say, I must try and obtain a set of the books you have been studying.

Regards Jas.

15  Miscellaneous / Special Events, and Snuff Bottle News / Re: Grandmaster Lu Jianguang on: October 30, 2017, 05:25:42 pm
Thank you all for sharing those bottles, the detail is truly phenomenal. What a shame to loose such talent so young. 
16  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Glass Snuff Bottles / Re: Fish Overlay on: October 30, 2017, 05:07:45 pm
Dear Giovanni, Thanks for taking the time to show us that really useful comparison. Rubes bottle is indeed a very good bottle,  and they could have even been done by the same hand. However I would suggest he or she had improved and matured by the time the museum bottle had be completed. Look at the difference and quality of the carps feelers. Similarly the waves are less stiff and seem to be more fluid due to a slightly different curvature  and an extra line cut in on the curving tip. Thanks for sharing.

Regards Jason.  
17  The Gathering / The Lounge / Re: Friday Fun Bottle on: October 28, 2017, 01:57:18 am
Hi Rube,

I love your timing.

Regards Jason.
18  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Glass Snuff Bottles / Re: Red Chi Dragon overlay on: October 27, 2017, 07:38:31 am
Adrian,
I can only concur with what has already been said.

Regards Jason.
19  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Gem, Stone, Rock and Fossil / Re: Jade Russet Tiger Carving on: October 27, 2017, 07:34:31 am
What a super little animal, I collect tigers my self being born in the year of the tiger going down hill.  I've been going down hill ever since!!!!!! Roll Eyes However I am wondering if this is infact a cat as it does not have the usual ruff of fur either side of the face. What do the rest of you think. Either way I wish I had found it.

Regards Jason.
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 / Re: 2 x Zhou Leyuan bottles ? on: October 27, 2017, 02:02:21 am
Two nice bottles if bought at the right price, the first one the landscape looks right to me, but I have little experience with the signature.
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