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« Reply #280 on: October 17, 2017, 05:07:10 am »

Adrian and Joey,
That's great that you've made your own spoons! I've a piece of whale tooth that I bought in Maine, and have toyed with the idea of making one. Thanks for the info about the possible sources. Wherever it came from, I'm glad to have it!
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« Reply #281 on: October 17, 2017, 06:01:58 am »

Dear Rube,
 
     I still think it is by Bob Snively, but I wanted to give you all possible sources.

     Giving a few whacks with a hammer on soft wire, then sanding the edges and tapping the stem to harden it, is NOT the equivalent to Bob Snively carefully and labouriously carving and drilling and polishing his ivory spoons.
I probably should not have added my output to the discussion.

     I put a lot more effort into my Hornbill Beak and Hornbill snuff bottles.
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« Reply #282 on: December 01, 2017, 11:39:00 am »

An new addition to my growing collection.

Rock crystal carved with raised concave panels on all four sides, flat mouth and a concave foot. Jadeite stopper and white metal/silver spoon. Well and very smoothly hollowed but not internally polished. Height is 52mm. Some nibbles here and there.

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« Reply #283 on: December 01, 2017, 12:04:04 pm »

Nice Adrian,

And a dandy spoon too!

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« Reply #284 on: December 01, 2017, 04:05:48 pm »

Really nice Adrain ! And as Rube said, dandy spoon !

I love these snuff bottles with the integrated dishes.

Congrats ! 
 
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« Reply #285 on: December 01, 2017, 04:12:47 pm »

Dear Adrian,

     The reason it is not polished on the interior could be that it was made to be painted on the inside, or that it had been polished and had been roughened in order to be painted to order;
but for whatever reason, was NOT painted.

     The stopper looks like a really nice green & white Jadeite cabochon mounted in a metal bezel; is it?
     I ask because I once bought a bottle with a stopper which looked very similar (though it was domed, not flat, on top), and it turned out to be plastic with metal foil and a bit of paint inside!
And it was an old bottle, too. 
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« Reply #286 on: December 01, 2017, 04:35:40 pm »

Dear Joey,

The stopper is jadeite with a metal bezel. I seem to have a few good jadeite stoppers and even had a spare one with a good ivory spoon which fits the Yan Yutian nicely.

It does look like it may have been prepared for painting and I wonder if it may have been passed over for painting as the convex panels, especially the side ones, would distort the painting too much.

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« Reply #287 on: December 02, 2017, 04:00:16 am »

Dear Adrian,

     Wonderful! I thought it was Jadeite, but felt I should ask. All the fake ones are 'domed' rather than flat on top.

      I would not put a spoon in a good IPSB for 2 reasons:
1. It could scratch the paint
2. It wrecks the fantasy of viewing a genuine landscape if there is a huge object [in relation to the picture], cutting through the view.
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« Reply #288 on: December 04, 2017, 12:37:22 am »

Nice bottle Adrian.
And as already mentioned, a wonderful old stopper with a silver 'shovel'.  I have one old bottle with exactly the same type of spoon.......obviously designed for snuffers with a LARGE appetite.

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« Reply #289 on: December 14, 2017, 09:52:45 am »

Dear Adrian,

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

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