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 on: April 08, 2018, 11:18:48 am 
Started by Rube - Last post by Rube
Hi Luke,

I have been on that site to read some of the published articles, like the one all about stoppers, and the journal articles about Apricot Grove Studio,  but am not a registered user. I didn't even know that was an option.



 on: April 08, 2018, 03:52:28 am 
Started by Rube - Last post by pookles
Hi Rube, Adrian,

Lovely bottles! Rube I really like the stopper on yours as it looks like a nice unusual old one, but a green one would work really well too imo. I always have trouble finding nice enough cabochons to fit my bottles.

Adrian, I was watching that bottle also, but I did buy another eBay bottle in the same kind of price range. Congrats! And congrats on snapping up a likely 18thC example! I donít know if you have registered for the water, pine, stone collection, but there are a lot of realgar bottles shown and discussed on there (a great resource and interesting read if you havenít!). My understanding of wide/narrow mouths is that wide mouth bottles were a trend in the 18thC, but that doesnít mean bottles with narrow mouths werenít also produced. Hopefully Joey will explain.


 on: April 07, 2018, 10:48:45 pm 
Started by Rube - Last post by ileney
Wow! These are really beautiful.

 on: April 07, 2018, 10:41:50 pm 
Started by Joey - Last post by ileney
Iím even later but happy Easter and Passover. I think Passover ends a day earlier in Israel, but here in the US, we just ended today. I enjoyed a nice pasta dinner with my family and am headed for a carb coma.

 on: April 07, 2018, 05:49:50 am 
Started by Rube - Last post by forestman
Dear Joey,

Thank you, I've had worse news than you've given  Grin

It was another ebay purchase with a "Buy it now or best offer" and a 30 day auction period. I put in an offer very soon after it was listed, even though good Realgar bottles fetch far higher prices at auction, and I was going to go back and accept the "Buy it now price" as I thought it was reasonable but saw it was sold. It was only the next day when I checked my emails that I saw it had sold to me  Shocked

The mouth opening is very narrow, just under 5mm, whereas I thought earlier bottles tended to have wider mouths ? but it shows a lot of wear from use.

Regards, Adrian.

 on: April 07, 2018, 04:00:01 am 
Started by Rube - Last post by Joey
Dear Adrian,

      You do realise, don't you, that the type of Realgar glass you just posted, is the earliest and rarest type of this genre? And among the finest.

      These bottles are the ones that serious collectors always went after, and were valuable [UK£500 - 1,000 (US$1,200 - 2,000)] even when regular Realgar glass bottles were cheap [UK£50 - 100 (US$125 - 250)].

     I was taught to date these ca. 1730 - 1770. 

Shabbat Shalom,

 on: April 06, 2018, 04:29:32 pm 
Started by Rube - Last post by Rube

That's a beauty!  I like all the different colors represented, and even a bit of clear glass too!

Congratulations, and thanks for sharing it on the Forum. Nice stopper too!



 on: April 06, 2018, 03:19:15 pm 
Started by Rube - Last post by forestman
Hi Rube,

Mine arrived today so here it is. Not as "traditional" as your example which seems consistent with having been blown into an uneven mould and then polished smooth to produce the colours.

Height is 53mm with a Lapis stopper and a flat foot and showing signs of wear.

Regards, Adrian.

 on: April 03, 2018, 06:32:09 am 
Started by Rube - Last post by Rube

You'll find a great one someday, and I can't wait to see it when you do!



 on: April 03, 2018, 05:47:31 am 
Started by Rube - Last post by Fiveroosters

Dear Rube,
you are killing me with envy! Since long I am looking for a bottle of this type but have never found one.

Kind regards

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