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1  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Organic, Metal, and Embellished Bottles / Re: Turtle Shell Bottle - Raw, Real & Fake (Part1) on: December 02, 2017, 04:55:52 pm
Hi Albert,

Thanks for sharing!!

It looks like a very nice turtle shell box to me. I don't have much experience on the snuff box, but the box does look like have some age.

Let us waiting for other's opinions.

Steven
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: Yan Yutian ? on: November 30, 2017, 01:46:12 pm
Congratulation Adrian!!

It looks like  that you have got a steal over there.
"the harder you work the luckier you get" is a good saying.Smiley I used to work as hard as you, but not anymore.Smiley

Happy hunting!!

Steven
3  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Organic, Metal, and Embellished Bottles / Re: Is this really coral on: November 27, 2017, 05:19:36 pm
I am with Albert, the ,material look like the dyed bamboo coral.

Steven
4  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Gem, Stone, Rock and Fossil / Re: Peanuts anyone on: November 19, 2017, 09:14:45 pm
Dear Rube,

That is a gorgeous bottle, one of the best example I have seen on this motif. The craving is fabulous .

Congratulations

Steven
5  Public Forum Categories and Boards / IP Artists of the Very Modern Period ( 1990 to Present ) / Re: Calmness of a Lake on: November 16, 2017, 12:18:06 pm
Dear Pin,

Congratulations! I am Jealous。:) Grin Smiley

If you have a chance, would you mind to ask if the signature of the bottle is done by Dayong or not?

I am just curious since its not his style altho the painting is fabulous.

Best,

Steven
6  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Themes, Scenes, Scroll, and Silk Paintings as Related to Inside Painted and Porcelain Only / Re: CR Theme Snuff Bottles on: November 14, 2017, 10:48:49 pm
Dear Charll,

Congratulations!

Sorry I missed the translate the script for you, actually I thought I did, 采药,桃江画苑作 “Herb gathering, painted by Peach river studio".

Steven
7  Public Forum Categories and Boards / IP Artists of the Very Modern Period ( 1990 to Present ) / Re: Calmness of a Lake on: November 14, 2017, 09:30:27 pm
Thanks Mike for sharing!

The calligraphy on the last one doesn't look like Da yong's. But overall feeling is there.

Steven
8  Public Forum Categories and Boards / IP Artists of the Very Modern Period ( 1990 to Present ) / Re: Calmness of a Lake on: November 14, 2017, 07:50:46 pm
Dear Pin,

That is a wonderful bottle! Some of my friend also talked about the bottle recently, Da yong did wonderful job on creating the his new inside painting style. He will be a star in the future.

Please keep us updated on Da yong's new work, I know that you have good connection with Da yong. His work always make me excited.

Cheers!

Steven
9  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Themes, Scenes, Scroll, and Silk Paintings as Related to Inside Painted and Porcelain Only / Re: CR Theme Snuff Bottles on: November 14, 2017, 07:39:05 pm
Dear Charll,

That is a gorgeous inside painted vase, the painting strokes are very delicate and confident. I bet this vase is painted by a master. could be from Master Wu songling.

I agree with you on the date, it should be a early 70s bottles, besides jing school, Both Shantou school and shandong school all have some CR bottles painted.

I also agree with you that bottle should be a CR theme bottle or I will just call it CR bottle since it should be painted in the CR period, the theme is "herb gathering" which encourage the young generations go to countryside  or farm instead of staying in the city.

I have found some similar theme art pieces on different media.

If that is yours , Congratulations ! I like the vase.

Cheers!

Steven
10  Public Forum Categories and Boards / 中国现代内画艺术家网站 Websites of Modern Chinese Inside Painted Artists / 欢迎艺术家们发布网站地址和博&a / Re: Master Li Yingtao 李英涛大师 on: November 13, 2017, 01:47:46 pm
Dear George,

Yes, His painting style has been changed dramatically , now he is pretty much focus on the painting of his own style which is the serie of louts flowers and birds.  He will also paint some landscape once a while.

Dear Peter,

You are absolutely right about the Li Yingtao. If you are still interested in his bottle, I  might be able to connect you guys together.

Best,

Steven
11  Public Forum Categories and Boards / 中国现代内画艺术家网站 Websites of Modern Chinese Inside Painted Artists / 欢迎艺术家们发布网站地址和博&a / Re: Master Li Yingtao 李英涛大师 on: November 13, 2017, 11:07:05 am
Dear Rube,

Glad that you like them as well, I especially like the ones with snow which makes me feel a warm feeling even its a snow scene.Smiley

Steven
12  Public Forum Categories and Boards / 中国现代内画艺术家网站 Websites of Modern Chinese Inside Painted Artists / 欢迎艺术家们发布网站地址和博&a / Master Li Yingtao 李英涛大师 on: November 12, 2017, 11:59:45 pm
Hello,

It has been quiet for a while,  Smiley Since Rube mentioned master Li Yingtao, I think it might be a perfect timing to introduce some of his masterpieces to the Forum.

Master Li's painting style is very unique, he not only applied some of traditional painting techniques slashing colors into his inside painting, also apply lots of western painting techniques which makes his painting very delicate texture and very strong visual impact.

The pictures are better than thousands words, I will let you all have your comments.

Cheers and enjoy!

Steven 
13  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 10, 2017, 09:37:34 pm
Dear Adrian,

Thank you for sharing a very nice bottle, this is his early bottle, the painting is not so mature, I have one about the same time from Wang qian as well. pretty much same painting style and quality with this one, I will share it late .

Best,

Steven
14  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Gem, Stone, Rock and Fossil / Re: Question about a couple of hetian jade bottles.. on: November 04, 2017, 12:24:39 am
Dear George,

Thanks you for remembering what I said, Grin Grin it won't always be the case, but for most of the time its true.

Those two bottles are perfect examples.

First of all, they are not jade, secondly, they are not carved, I would assume that they are modeled ,and  possibly made  by resin.

Best,

Steven
15  Miscellaneous / Snuff Bottle Books, CD, DVD, Videos / Re: Video 2 on: November 03, 2017, 02:59:25 pm
Dear Pin,

Thanks for sharing!

Very nice video, wonderful collection Cheesy

Cheers,

Steven
16  The Gathering / The Lounge / ICSBS 2017 London conference on: October 31, 2017, 01:06:39 pm
I am wondering who is in the conference this year. Can anyone share some photos? Grin Grin

Cheers!

Steven
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 / Re: 2 x Zhou Leyuan bottles ? on: October 30, 2017, 10:14:21 pm
Thanks Rube!

Its always fun to have deeper discussion while we are not fully agree with each other.

I am including some Zhang baotian bottle here, one is Zhang's bottle ,but false signed Zhou leyuan .zhang's calligraphy is not the same level as Zhou Leyan's as we can tell.

Regarding the painting damages, I would think its because of the snuff. I do have some of bottles have been used but with the fine painting condition, but some of snuff is mixed with herb and Essential oils which might damage the painting, while the painting be contact with oil, the paint might be Dissolved.

Best,

Steven
18  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 30, 2017, 05:57:36 pm
Here are the better pics of Adrian's bottle .
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: 2 x Zhou Leyuan bottles ? on: October 30, 2017, 05:48:23 pm
Hi  Adrian

I am  now  in London   and  staying  with  a  Chinese   expert on  antique  IPBs.

He  said,  without  hesitation,   that  :

1. The  bottles  are  genuine  antique

2.  However,  neither  bottle  is  by   THE  Zhou  Leyuan  -  both  are  painted  by a  different  artist   who has  signed "Zhou  Leyuan"

Cheers

Peter



Dear Peter,

Glad to hear from you, I wish you have great time in London!

Can you ask the expert that who does he or she think the real artist can be since there are mot many artists can paint that quality bottle during middle period.
we can do some side by side comparison on the Forum and let all the members have their comments and insights, if we know the possible artist.

I personally still think its a genuine Zhou bottle  . Here are the zhou bottles from  1988 the same year as the Adrian's bottle.

The painting style matches well, so does the calligraphy.

Best,

Steven
20  Public Forum Categories and Boards / Glass Snuff Bottles / Re: Fish Overlay on: October 30, 2017, 04:51:21 pm
Thanks Giovanni for sharing additional info! Yes, I agree those bottle are perfect match.

Congratulations Rube!

Steven
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