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January 19, 2019, 04:27:50 am
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 on: January 18, 2019, 09:07:30 pm 
Started by George - Last post by George

     It was impossible for me to read the inscription. Could this be by Ye Bengqi?

I do not know, but certainly his caliber of painting..

 on: January 18, 2019, 08:23:52 pm 
Started by Rube - Last post by Joey
Dear Albert,

     It is the Aspergers. It is a blessing, but also a curse.  Roll Eyes Shocked Grin
Shabbat Shalom,

 on: January 18, 2019, 08:15:27 pm 
Started by George - Last post by Joey
Dear George,

    The bottle is painted in the style of Ye Bengqi, who was influenced in his inside-painting by the palette he learned while doing (exterior) enamel work on glass snuff bottles and other small glass objects.

      I know of at least 2 small, long necked vases he did, as well as another one, where the neck had to be removed, and he converted it into a water pot or brush washer.
This last example was in the Paul Bernat Collection in Boston MA. It is illustrated in a large coffee-table book on enamelled wares.

     It was impossible for me to read the inscription. Could this be by Ye Bengqi?
Shabbat Shalom,

 on: January 18, 2019, 11:13:50 am 
Started by Ruthven - Last post by George

Here is some most famous middle period artists' seals and signatures

Just adding Steven's post from another topic showing Yan Yutian seal..  Which seem a little different than that shown in post 265 and 266.

 on: January 15, 2019, 12:24:20 pm 
Started by George - Last post by Jungle Jas
Hi George, It's  a pretty little bottle, I love he birds and the flowers. I Believe the dark headed birds are Java Sparrows, I used to keep them as a child many years ago  Grin

 on: January 15, 2019, 01:43:03 am 
Started by George - Last post by George
Regretting that I did not bid more..

No idea who the artist is, but really beautiful paintings..

 on: January 14, 2019, 03:08:26 pm 
Started by Rube - Last post by albert
Dear Joey,

 Grin Grin Grin


 on: January 14, 2019, 05:33:17 am 
Started by George - Last post by Joey

Dear Bob,

     Had you  been imbibing David Spaid's McAlan whiskey?
The Eugene Sung collection, given by Melissa Gates, was CRAP!
There were enameled bottles of little cats and butterflies, of the quality I bought as gifts to kids in 1978 on Cat st. in HK.
The great collection at the Seattle Art Museum
Is the Thal Family Collection. Sydney Thal and his brother were German Jewish revugees from Hitler's Germany in the mid 1930s, and they were really welcomed by all on their arrival to
Seattle. Many years later, they gave their collection of superb SBs. You have mixed up the two collections.
The Thal Collection was on display in the public area, and is superb; the Sung collection was crap and was displayed in boxes on tables in a storeroom, with Mrs. Gates looking on.

If I remember correctly, the Seattle Art Museum ( the downtown Asian Art museum) received the Eugene Sung collection of ceramic snuff bottles.  Eugene was a old dealer and an early member of the ICSBS.  The bottles were shown during the ICSBS Convention in 1998.  The bottles were very high quality--but I haven't seen them in over 20 years. 

 on: January 14, 2019, 05:23:19 am 
Started by snuffmke - Last post by Joey
Dear Bob,

    Great you are on the forum as well!
Happy (Chinese) New Year!

 on: January 13, 2019, 08:49:25 pm 
Started by snuffmke - Last post by rmljh
Hi Brian,

This is Bob Lee from Jin Hing.  Sorry for pushing you and your parents out of the store last month.  I thought you should not miss the local snuff bottle meeting that was next store at Richard Liu's office.  The So Calif group doesn't meet that often.  I thought you would come back after the meeting.

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