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January 20, 2018, 11:15:41 am
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1  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Gem, Stone, Rock and Fossil / Re: Hair crystal bottle on: January 19, 2018, 09:08:08 am
I am in Hamilton. 65 miles north of Waco.  Itty bitty town. Our temperature dropped to 7 degrees about four nights ago, but thank goodness there was no precipitation, so no ice.  Killed my big cactus plant in the front yard, though, and maybe even my peach tree. But it is supposed to warm up today. Did you get an ice storm this year?

kaja
2  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Gem, Stone, Rock and Fossil / Re: Hair crystal bottle on: January 18, 2018, 08:26:36 am
Thank you kindly, everone.  It is satisfying to have some idea of what the history of a bottle might be. It adds an additional dimension of depth to these fascinating little gems of artwork.  Also, thank you for the photo tips. We have been freezing here in Texas, and it is supposed to start warming. Hooray.

      Have a lovely day.

   
3  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Gem, Stone, Rock and Fossil / Re: Hair crystal bottle on: January 17, 2018, 05:18:07 pm
Thank you for asking.  Also, on one side of the  bottle is an etching of a flower. It is hard to see in the photo.

4  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Gem, Stone, Rock and Fossil / Hair crystal bottle on: January 17, 2018, 10:30:44 am
Hi,

  I was given this hair crystal bottle for my birthday last year, and it is one of my favorites. Not so much for the appearance, as it looks beat up, but for the feel in my hand. It is as smooth as silk. It is so smooth that it is a bit hard to hold onto. I handle it seldom, as I am afraid it will slip out of my fingers.  Just wanted to share, and if anyone has any knowledge of this type of bottle, I would appreciate the education.

   Have a great day, everyone.
5  The Gathering / The Lounge / Re: Happy New Year ! on: January 03, 2018, 08:35:40 am
What a magnificent bottle. How old is it?
6  The Gathering / Introductions / Re: Hooked on Snuff Bottles on: December 31, 2017, 01:42:55 pm
Thank you kindly. It is satisfying to know something about the bottle.  I am glad it is not worth very much, otherwise I would feel obligated to give it back. It was part of the inspiration for me to collect, and I am enjoying my new passion. 

   Thank you all form making me feel welcome.

    kaja
7  The Gathering / Introductions / Re: Hooked on Snuff Bottles on: December 31, 2017, 11:01:25 am
I realized that I should have posted a picture of the front of the bottle. There are peaches on the front. No cap, and it is about 2 3/4 inches tall. There is a bit of a residue visible around the mouth. I have no idea of the value, but I traded about $250.00 worth of lessons for it.  The money is not important, however. She is a dear and I would gladly teach her for free, but she is proud and is always bringing me something.

    Hopefully the New Year will be a good one for us all.

       Kaja

 

   
8  The Gathering / Introductions / Re: Hooked on Snuff Bottles on: December 30, 2017, 08:06:44 am
I like the barter system.  I have actually done commissions that way. My best trade was for massage therapy. Heaven!

Here is my trade for art lessons bottle. Was bought in the 1960's in a shop in England. No cap or spoon. Hope the photos are not too bad and I also hope I have done this correctly. 

  Happy New Year to everyone.

     Kaja
9  The Gathering / Introductions / Re: Hooked on Snuff Bottles on: December 23, 2017, 03:40:53 pm
Thank you. That would be a good way to start.  I bought a pair of snuff bottles on Ebay a few years back.  I have no idea why, beyond I thought they were pretty.  They are supposed to be cherry amber, one with a dragon design, the other with a bat.  They were inexpensive. I paid one hundred dollars for both.  They were charming, and I knew that someday I would start collecting. 

Then one of my art students traded lessons for a bottle that her mother had purchased in the '60's from an antique shop in England. It is lovely, and that pushed me over the edge.  I started collecting last year and have been enjoying it very much. 

This forum is so packed with knowledgeable people, and I feel like a student. Thank you all for sharing.

Kaja
10  The Gathering / Introductions / Re: Hooked on Snuff Bottles on: December 20, 2017, 03:33:30 pm
I'm not lost. I am still here, reading and learning.  There is so much wonderful information. Several times I wanted to ask a question, and I read some of the older posts and found that my question had been asked and answered.  I love this forum.  Happy Holidays, everyone.
11  The Gathering / Introductions / Re: Hooked on Snuff Bottles on: September 12, 2017, 06:40:52 pm
Thank you all for the welcome.  We live in North Texas, far away from the hurricane, and I look forward to learning about the hobby that has taken a toll on my time and purse. 

   Kaja
12  The Gathering / Introductions / Hooked on Snuff Bottles on: September 12, 2017, 05:33:41 pm
Hi,

New kid on the block.  I am so addicted to collecting snuff bottles.  They are such wonderful little pieces of artwork, and being an artist myself, I collect the ones I think are pretty, or unique. Rock hunting is a passion also, and so I love the bottles made of stone.

I am sure I will be asking a lot of dumb questions as time goes on, so I apologize in advance for being needy.  This site is great for information, and I have been lurking and learning.  Thanks to everyone.

   Kaja
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