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 on: April 11, 2018, 07:38:51 pm 
Started by wgeoff - Last post by wgeoff
I don't often add bottles to my collection but I added this one because it was not expensive and I thought I had seen similar designs in books (and it has birds (swallows) on it)

I found the following similar but rather better painted bottle on page 41 of Chinese Inside Painting of the Modern Age. It also has an almost identical text, except for the first character

What does the text say?
Does anyone know anything about Le San?

Thanks for your help

 on: April 11, 2018, 03:38:53 pm 
Started by Joey - Last post by Joey
You are right, Ilene.
I am blessed by and with very good friends.
Thank G-D.

 on: April 10, 2018, 10:33:22 pm 
Started by Joey - Last post by ileney
Wow! What a nice guy to do that. Itís good to have such a thoughtful friend.

 on: April 10, 2018, 09:00:29 pm 
Started by Rube - Last post by Joey
Dear Adrian,

      Luke is 100% correct - it can be a sign of an old bottle, but is one of many.
There is no reason that a bottle with a small opening can not be 18th C.
Many of the better Nephrite Jade bottles from ca. 1760-1800 have very small openings, while some have very wide ones.

    I bought a milk glass SB with orange inclusions from Rick on the Forum, back in 1986. It was from the Bob Stevens collection, and the thickness of the wall of the mouth was that of the glass wall. But I had other 18th C. Glass examples from the Arthur Gadsbie collection, with tiny openings.

 on: April 10, 2018, 08:44:57 pm 
Started by Joey - Last post by Joey
Yes, we have 7 days, as a rule. But this year, Passover ended with the beginning of Sabbath (Fri. Night), so it was not possible to change the kitchen back to regular for most Jews.
But my best friend, an Israeli Moslem, took me to his home for a meal with bread, and dropped me off a meal the next day for lunch.

 on: April 10, 2018, 04:26:34 pm 
Started by AntPeople - Last post by albert
I'm going to read it!!! Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

Thanks Pin!

 on: April 10, 2018, 11:50:02 am 
Started by AntPeople - Last post by Rube
Thanks for sharing this article! Another great translation!

 on: April 10, 2018, 09:54:00 am 
Started by AntPeople - Last post by AntPeople
Hi All :

I have translate another article. A interesting bottle about how Wang developed his unique way of painting cats



 on: April 09, 2018, 02:32:38 pm 
Started by Rube - Last post by forestman
Hi Luke,

Yes, not all old bottles had wider mouths but I was surprised at this one as it is probably one of the narrowest mouth openings I have.

Everything else is saying it's a genuine old bottle and it certainly fits with examples from the Treasury books.

I have just been approved on the e-yaji site so I will do a bit of reading there and thanks for the heads up about it.

Regards, Adrian.

 on: April 09, 2018, 04:03:03 am 
Started by Rube - Last post by pookles
Hi Rube,

Yeah it's a really useful site. Obviously, there is the Marakovic collection on there, which is interesting, but also Moss's own collection, which is huge and a long read putting all the bottles in historical perspective... Smiley


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