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1  The Gathering / Introductions / Re: Hello from Wales on: June 05, 2018, 12:22:22 am
Dear Thomas,

Sorry for being late in joining the others to give you a warm welcome! Thanks for giving us a nice intro about your home Wales. Havenít been there before but now looking forward to it one day after seeing your pics.

By the way, Iím a amateur collector from Hong Kong.

Welcome to our forum and I hope youíll enjoy your experience here!

Best,
Samson
2  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Organic, Metal, and Embellished Bottles / Re: A root amber bottle on: June 04, 2018, 10:59:49 am
Thanks Rube and Tom! Wink

By the way, some additional pics of the bottle and itís taotie.

Best,
Samson
3  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Organic, Metal, and Embellished Bottles / Re: A root amber bottle on: June 03, 2018, 06:53:32 pm
Dear all,

Thank you so much! Iím glad that you all like it! Thank G-D for letting me have this one!

Sorry Iím late in replying as Iíd been very busy in the past half a month or so due to my exams. Hooray itís finally over and Iím done with my first year of law school!

Yes Joey and Giovanni, Iíll post some pics of the bottleís taotie tonight!

Best to all,
Samson
4  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Organic, Metal, and Embellished Bottles / A root amber bottle on: May 07, 2018, 11:59:10 pm
Dear all,

Itís been some time since I last shared a bottle on the forum. This time Iím sharing a recent purchase of mine, a root amber bottle. Itís the first amber bottle in my collection.

Hope you all like it.

Provenance:
Dr. Sylvan and Faith Golder Collection.
C.K. Liang, Hong Kong, 1976.

Best to all,
Samson
5  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: 1971 bottle translation help on: March 09, 2018, 07:15:32 pm
Oops, Rube, I just realised youíve included the date in the thread title already... Wink
6  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: 1971 bottle translation help on: March 09, 2018, 07:13:55 pm
Dear Rube,

Nice bottle, congratulations! Itís written there 秋高氣爽 which means ďAn invigorating and refreshing autumnĒ. Dated year of Xinhai which could either be 1911 or 1971. I tend to think it is 1971.

Best,
Samson
7  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Glass Snuff Bottles / Re: A glass overlay bottle on: February 15, 2018, 03:26:54 am
Dear Adrian,

Thank you for your input. Smiley

Best,
Samson
8  Collections / Research / Technical / Re: Trying to trace the provenience of SB bought in the seventies on: February 08, 2018, 06:37:35 pm
Dear Joey,

I concur with you. Snuff bottle has really broadened my knowledge, my vision, my friend circle, my world and my life! Itís been a rich and fruitful two years of collecting experience in every way and I look forward to many more years to come!

Best,
Samson
9  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Glass Snuff Bottles / Re: A glass overlay bottle on: February 08, 2018, 06:30:45 pm
Dear all,

Thanks!

Dear Joey, thanks for your comment. I learned something new re: imperial subjects this time and itís implication on whether a bottle could have an imperial source. And also the implication of a side facing and front facing dragon... Smiley In any case, Iím very content and happy about this bottle for its quality.

Dear Giovanni,

Thanks for your comments too and for your attempt to interpret the subjects depicted from the carvings on the bottle. Well I think being a little Ďambiguousí can be a good thing sometimes, it sparks off the imagination of whoever appreciating it... Cheesy Of course, if it could be an imperial ware, that would be a bonus! Otherwise Iím still very happy!

Best to all,
Samson
10  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Glass Snuff Bottles / Re: A glass overlay bottle on: February 05, 2018, 11:56:57 pm
Thanks Steven! Wink

Best,
Samson
11  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Glass Snuff Bottles / Re: A glass overlay bottle on: February 05, 2018, 06:19:18 pm
Thanks Albert! Smiley

Best,
Samson
12  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Glass Snuff Bottles / A glass overlay bottle on: February 05, 2018, 09:53:03 am
Dear all,

Itís been some time since I last posted a bottle on the forum. Iíve been busy with family, work, and study lately, but have been following the discussions here from time to time.

This time Iím sharing a glass overlay bottle thatís I recently acquired. Hope you all like it.

Provenance: Robert Hall, London, 2011.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts

Best to all,
Samson
13  The Gathering / The Lounge / Re: Happy New Year ! on: January 01, 2018, 09:18:11 am
Dear all,

Happy New Year! Wish all of you and your loved ones a year full of abundant blessings, health, happiness and prosperity!

By the way, nice bottle guys!

Best wishes,
Samson
14  The Gathering / The Lounge / Merry Christmas everyone! on: December 24, 2017, 08:01:29 am
Dear all,

Merry Christmas! May G-D Bless everyone of you abundantly! Wish all of you joy, love and health! Smiley

Blessings,
Samson
15  The Gathering / The Lounge / Re: IN MEMORIAM - Y.F. YANG 11.June.1921 - 10.Sept.2017 on: December 02, 2017, 07:22:15 pm
Dear Joey,

Thank you for sharing your experience and memory of friendship and mentorship with the late Mr. Y.F. Yang with us. Although I did not get the privilege to meet and know Mr. Yang personally, I can imagine the greatness of his personality from the obituary youíve written.

Best,
Samson
16  The Gathering / The Lounge / Re: More peanuts anyone? on: November 26, 2017, 08:09:05 am
Hi Tom,

Nice peanuts and nicely carved! These imitation peanuts are more precious than real edible peanuts! Cheesy

Best,
Samson
17  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, 04:09:15 am
Dear Samson,
I donít agree with you. First at all, in some of his listings he says, for example ďSong styleĒ, 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 ďThere are some limits in DemocracyĒ.
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


Dear Giovanni,

Yes. One thing we all can certainly agree on, these people donít do any good to collectors, especially the amateur ones, and to the community as a whole! I would have fallen into such traps when I started out two years ago!

This guy doesnít even bother spending any effort doing so. All kinds of spams and rip-offs exist in this world. We should always be wary.

Best,
Samson
18  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, 04:02:16 am
The seller HAS misrepresented them: By putting down  "Antique Original", under the subject "Original/Reproduction

Dear Joey,

Yes youíre right. I missed that... then thereís an issue.

Best,
Samson
19  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, 08:07:35 pm
Dear Giovanni,

As crazy as it sounds, I think that Swedish guy does have the right to price his goods at what ever price he wishes, so long as he hasnít misrepresented them. Whether any sensible person would buy them and willfully fall for such a rip off is another question...

The guy is not going to have any business. He can only have a deal with insane people, not sensible people like us... Roll Eyes

Best,
Samson
20  The Gathering / The Lounge / Re: Happy Thanksgiving on: November 24, 2017, 04:29:30 am
Happy thanksgiving everyone!

Best wishes,
Samson
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