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 on: Today at 06:36:23 am 
Started by cshapiro - Last post by OIB
Joey,

It is indeed a crab with half of its body outside a shell.

Inn Bok

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 on: December 15, 2017, 11:47:26 am 
Started by forestman - Last post by forestman
Hi Rube,

There is a ding in the lip. The metal there is very thin so probably easier to damage than you might think.

I don't think the tube can be a later addition or it would have to have been narrower than what would have been the original but short tube that formed the neck and joined the main body of the base metal body. Other than that the work involved to replace the tube as a longer one would be pretty impossible without damaging the bottle I would think.

I assume any brick dust would be well mixed in with the lacquer and would have to be present to some extent on the lacquer surface so probably not. Lacquer darkens with time so a more recent scratch through the surface might show as a different colour. If you can get a picture then someone on here will be able to help.

Regards, Adrian.

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 on: December 15, 2017, 07:55:24 am 
Started by forestman - Last post by Rube
Adrian,
Thanks for sharing this. Iím wondering if the tube wasnít added later as some sort of reinforcing repair? Looks like your lip was damaged at some point?
Also, want to ask you about brick dust, if I bottle is scratched say on the lip, and contained brick dust, would it show orange? My brother has a bottle like this, and I wondered if this showed it was made out of some sort of ceramic or if itís what youíre describing? Iíll try and dig up a pic.
Cheers,
Rube

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 on: December 15, 2017, 06:09:08 am 
Started by cshapiro - Last post by Wattana
Inn Bok,

An interesting bottle! Thanks for sharing.
I like the dramatic lighting...!

Tom

 5 
 on: December 14, 2017, 12:39:18 pm 
Started by cshapiro - Last post by Jungle Jas
Dear Inn Bok

Interesting bottle, certainly agate but what is it ? One image  makes it look like Crayfish with small claws, whilst another makes it look like a Hermit crab with a small shell! Undecided thanks for sharing.  Wink

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 on: December 14, 2017, 11:27:49 am 
Started by cshapiro - Last post by Joey
Dear Inn Bok,

  The photo is not clear enough, but I wondered if those were not feet, and it was turtle.
Best,
Joey

 7 
 on: December 14, 2017, 09:52:45 am 
Started by Wattana - Last post by OIB
Dear Adrian,

Natural crystal is appealing. I believe your bottle was prepared for inside painting which was never done.

Inn Bok

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 on: December 14, 2017, 09:23:27 am 
Started by cshapiro - Last post by OIB
Dear all,

As I will be a bit preoccupied tomorrow, I shall post this fun bottle earlier.

It depicts a crab crawling out of a shell. 60mm long and I believe of moss agate material.

Inn Bok

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 on: December 14, 2017, 08:50:11 am 
Started by cshapiro - Last post by OIB
Dear Joey and Adrian,

Sorry for a very much delayed response. Was a bit tied down with helping to look after our grandson ( it is year end school holiday season in S'pore ) !

The Friday fun bottle I posted was made from deer antler ( dyed somewhat ).

Inn Bok

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 on: December 14, 2017, 04:09:50 am 
Started by forestman - Last post by forestman
Hi Luke,

I'm probably easier time wise than you or Jason so it might be down to you both to find a time that suits and then PM me to let me know.

Here's the best I can do macro wise with my little camera. You can see layers going horizontally across the posts of the building and the men.

Regards, Adrian.

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