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 on: Today at 02:34:57 am 
Started by AntPeople - Last post by samsonlzj
Hi Pin,

That's really a painstaking process! Really impressive! But for the beauty of your bottle, it deserves all that effort!


 on: August 23, 2017, 11:13:05 pm 
Started by AntPeople - Last post by Wattana
Hi Pin,

Obviously lots of patience and hard work pays off!
I remember you did something very similar with an inside painted bottle once. That was also very impressive.


 on: August 23, 2017, 11:08:29 pm 
Started by AntPeople - Last post by AntPeople
Hi Tom :

There are probably 2 reasons :

1) First, the bottle itself is fairly "flat" at the 2 main focus.... the monkey portion and the eagle & Beast portion....

2) Photoshop has a fuction call "free transformation" which allows you to distort (to a certain degree) a pictures in basically the x,y,z direction... so using that and a lot of patient and trial, sometime even cutting out small portion of photograph to "flatten" it before joining them up together.... you can get a fairly good and flat image of a circular bottle


 on: August 23, 2017, 10:52:59 pm 
Started by AntPeople - Last post by Wattana
Hi Pin,

Very impressive - well done!

When creating a World Map cartographers always have a problem projecting our planet onto a flat plane, with the result that the higher latitudes (those nearer the North and South poles) get stretched out of proportion. The bulbous shape of this bottle should produce similar distortions near the neck and base. But I have looked at your continuous image many times and I cannot see any 'stretching'. How did you manage that?!?


 on: August 23, 2017, 03:06:27 pm 
Started by Fiveroosters - Last post by Jungle Jas
Dear Giovanni and Joey,  thanks for the extra information regarding Chinese glass blowing. You a truly a very erudite couple of guys! Now all I have to do is go through my collection and see how many blown bottles I have.

Kind regards Jason.

 on: August 23, 2017, 01:34:57 pm 
Started by Rube - Last post by Joey
Dear Tom,

     Not if one group were oppressing another group. Then the oppressed group might see the occupying force as 'liberators' rather than 'oppressors'.

     Thus, the few Jews who survived the Ukrainian and German 'operated' Holocaust in the Ukraine saw the Russian communist occupation of the Ukraine as saving them. Of course, losing over 90% of your community in 4 years can do that to you.

     While the Ukrainians saw the Russians as soulless occupiers, and had welcomed the Nazi German invaders as liberators. Of course, considering that Stalin had pushed through the forced collectivisation of the Ukraine's farms in the late 1920s and 1930s, causing the deaths of over 8 million Ukrainians (over 25% of the population!) between 1926 and 1938, their attitude was also understandable.

    Let's hope the 21st C. is less bloodthirsty than the 20th C., though it hasn't seemed so, so far. Roll Eyes Shocked Lips sealed

Dear Joey,

There is another level of logic to this:
When a country is under enforced occupation all inhabitants opposed to the occupation suddenly have something in common (my enemy's enemy is my friend).


 on: August 23, 2017, 01:19:26 pm 
Started by Fiveroosters - Last post by Joey
Dear Jason,

     Glass-blowing was discovered in Judea & Galilee, now again called Israel, during the Roman period, ca. 50-30 BCE.

     Blown glass was exported to China by the first C. CE from what's now Israel,
then the Roman provinces of Judea and Galilee (Terry Lee of Wing Hing in Hong Kong, has a vessel from ca. 30-40 CE, found in south China, which was traced to a Galilean glass factory due to the glass analysis.).

I find it hard to believe that it took the Chinese much more than a year to 'figure it out'.


 on: August 23, 2017, 01:11:57 pm 
Started by pookles - Last post by Joey
Dear Luke,

      I like the shape and colour of the bottle, but can't tell if it is 'right'.
I think it is, but could not swear to it.

 on: August 23, 2017, 01:03:04 pm 
Started by AntPeople - Last post by George
Absolutely wonderful !!

 on: August 23, 2017, 08:27:47 am 
Started by pookles - Last post by George
There is very little to go on with this bottle as it is so plain. Although, I think the shape including the foot/mouth seems right to me. Anyway, it looks nice with the other bottles in my collection. I will leave it there for now and try and find a perhaps a green cabochon to make a stopper!


I agree Luke...

I can not add anything to your bottle, but want to say congratulations on a nice one !

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