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1  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Gem, Stone, Rock and Fossil / Re: Basketweave soapstone bottle. on: Today at 04:49:50 am
I think the crack is something that has occurred naturally over time, there are numerous other small cracks in the stone. There are no signs of the bottle being damaged through being dropped.

I looked at the crack through a loupe and could see it has been over filled with something so have cleaned it up. It was some sort of hard waxy type substance that was similar to one used as a repair on what had been a very good quality overlay bottle I have that has lost it's neck.

Regards, Adrian.
2  The Gathering / The Lounge / Re: Galerie Zacke Auction. on: Today at 04:21:48 am
Hi Jason,

Their shipping costs were very reasonable at 30 euro's and insurance of 16 euro's. Items were very well packaged as well.

Regards, Adrian.
3  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Gem, Stone, Rock and Fossil / Re: Basketweave soapstone bottle. on: July 20, 2018, 01:51:27 pm
Hi Rube,

Glad you didn't bid on it as it meant I got hold off it cheaper   Grin

It might be the picture but the carving is consistent all over the bottle and fairly well done.

Regards, Adrian.
4  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Gem, Stone, Rock and Fossil / Basketweave soapstone bottle. on: July 20, 2018, 10:57:53 am
This is the other bottle I won at the Zacke auction.

Soapstone bottle of flattened rounded form with a flat foot and carved with a basketweave pattern. 53mm high and missing it's spoon. From a private Austrian collection bought prior to 1930 and handed down by descent.

Regards, Adrian.
5  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Glass Snuff Bottles / Re: Auspicious objects overlay on: July 20, 2018, 10:51:30 am
Dear Joey,

Thank you for the dates etc.

Shame about the couple of nicks to the overlay but I can certainly appreciate the quality of the workmanship.

Regards, Adrian.
6  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Glass Snuff Bottles / Re: Auspicious objects overlay on: July 20, 2018, 03:16:59 am
Thanks Joey and Rube.

Not the best pictures to really show the level of detail which is impressive. I imagine there is damage around the neck as there are a couple of places where the overlay has been damaged.

Regards, Adrian.
7  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Glass Snuff Bottles / Auspicious objects overlay on: July 19, 2018, 10:07:22 am
One of the bottles I won at the Galerie Zacke auction.

Red overlaid over bubble suffused clear ground. The overlay carved in fine detail as auspicious objects. Height 61mm. Stopper is of wood with bone or ivory inlays in a yin yang design. White metal collar over a very wide neck opening.


Regards, Adrian.
8  The Gathering / The Lounge / Re: Galerie Zacke Auction. on: July 19, 2018, 05:28:23 am
Received my 2 bottles from the Galerie Zacke auction today.


No problems with dealing with them other than they delay sending items off to allow for cleared funds if paid for by credit card. I paid by debit card so they had cleared funds immediately but still delayed sending the items despite them being packaged and ready to send.


Regards, Adrian.
9  Public Forum Categories and Boards / All Other Snuff Bottles and Containers / Re: Things Associated with Snuff Bottle on: July 16, 2018, 08:41:04 am
No luck with the fabric. The seller told me it was discontinued when I asked her if she had anymore.

She does have some other Chinese fabrics with very traditional designs that would suit lining a snuff bottle display case for example. There are traditional dragons, shou symbols, one with chinese porcelain plates (might interest Giovanni), copies of old embroideries and patterns etc.

Her shop is on etsy and is called fairyqueen1980 if anyone wanted to take a look.


Regards, Adrian.
10  Public Forum Categories and Boards / All Other Snuff Bottles and Containers / Re: Things Associated with Snuff Bottle on: July 16, 2018, 04:01:02 am
Hi Inn Bok and Toni-Lee,

I bought the plates as second hand which I didn't make clear with my earlier post and as they seem to have been a limited edition that was only for sale in Japan it was lucky for me to have seen them.

I don't really need 4 of them so if anyone was interested then I paid 10 each including postage from Japan.

Regards, Adrian.
11  Public Forum Categories and Boards / All Other Snuff Bottles and Containers / Re: Things Associated with Snuff Bottle on: July 03, 2018, 09:27:39 am
My plates arrived from Japan this morning.

It is always such a pleasure to deal with Japanese sellers who thank you for your order as soon as you place it and add hand written notes of thanks and small gifts in with the goods which are always beautifully packaged.

Regards, Adrian
12  Public Forum Categories and Boards / All Other Snuff Bottles and Containers / Re: Things Associated with Snuff Bottle on: June 27, 2018, 04:01:54 am
Hi Inn Bok,

Your post reminded me of 4 plates I had seen for sale of the same design that I had come close to buying a while ago. They are by the same company and to the same design and yesterday I found they were still for sale so bought them and will post them here when I receive them.

Regards, Adrian.
13  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Organic, Metal, and Embellished Bottles / Re: Metal bottle on: June 26, 2018, 10:49:45 am
Hi Inn Bok,

Nice bottle. I see very few genuine metal ones come up for sale and haven't managed to secure one yet but will keep on trying.

Regards, Adrian.
14  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: Bi Rongjiu bottle. on: June 26, 2018, 04:53:30 am
Dear Joey,

I haven't managed to find the artist of the 3rd bottle but I like it. height is 69mm, not sure what the stopper material is, red jasper ?, with a continual landscape scene going around the bottle.

Thank you for pointing out your similar themed bottles to my Meng Zishou, cockerels on roofs are clearly a common thing in China.

Regards, Adrian. 
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: Bi Rongjiu bottle. on: June 24, 2018, 01:20:07 pm
Thanks Albert, Rube and Joey.

Here's the second from the lot of 3. Another artist you don't see too often, Meng Zishou, 64mm high with a continual scene around the bottle. I like the cockerel on the roof !

Regards, Adrian.
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 / Bi Rongjiu bottle. on: June 20, 2018, 03:48:44 am
I'm not sure how many Bi Rongjiu bottles there are out there but not an artist you see that often. This is one of 3 IP's I got from the recent Chiswick auctions.

Height is 58mm and the bottle squarer than normal.

Regards, Adrian.

17  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Glass Snuff Bottles / Re: Glass Enamel Bottle on: June 20, 2018, 03:39:54 am
Hi Jo,

I seem to recall you having an interest in enamelled glass bottles from a previous Zacke auction so congratulations on getting one and with good provenance to boot.

Regards, Adrian.
18  The Gathering / Introductions / Re: SNUFF BOTTLE MEETING IN LIVERPOOL, 14-16.JUNE on: June 18, 2018, 03:09:34 am
Dear Joey,

Hope you all had a good time in Liverpool. Sorry I was too busy to come.

Regards, Adrian.
19  The Gathering / The Lounge / Re: Galerie Zacke Auction. on: June 16, 2018, 09:43:28 am
Hi Rube,

I had forgotten that Zacke held an auction last year that had a number of bottles that had been in US auctions just prior to then appearing at the Zacke auction. So the same has happened this time. It does seem a strange practice, especially in shifting bottles from the US to Europe. I thought I recognised the Mughal style "trellis" lapis lazuli bottle from a recent auction but that was the only one and I can't remember who auctioned it or at what price but I thought it had achieved a good price.

Regards, Adrian.
20  The Gathering / The Lounge / Re: Galerie Zacke Auction. on: June 16, 2018, 02:40:52 am
Hi Tom,

The auction was yesterday, Friday, and I won 2 bottles so will be able to report on the service they offer at a later date.

Regards, Adrian.
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