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« on: February 23, 2015, 09:57:52 pm »

Oh the perils of online buying!  I recently spied a listing for an inexpensive  "snuff bottle" that I thought would look great in jewelry design.  It appeared to be cloisonné panels inset into imitation cinnabar. As there was no other description, I naturally expected a small bottle of perhaps 2". Imagine my puzzlement when the "snuff" arrived in a great big box and turned out to actually be a nearly 7" by 5" vase made to look like a snuff bottle, complete with a blue enamel interior, brass foot and rim, and cloisonné panels.  It's actually pretty nice IMO  and will look great in my living room. But not around my neck.


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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2015, 10:59:48 pm »

I saw this one ...

Even though it is very modern, I had never seen this combination of resin and cloisonne before..

Pretty bottle ..
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2015, 12:11:54 am »

It looks quite well made. If only you could shrink it slightly!

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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2015, 02:55:02 am »

Dear Ilene,
    It actually looks quite attractive. Enjoy it on a shelf in your sitting room.
Or, it might suit a flamboyant  Sumo Wrestler as a pendant! Any of those on your client lists?  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2015, 06:10:08 pm »

Pics on ebay
Are not what
They seem to be
They trick a lot
You find out later
What you've got
Sumo bottles
Sumo not


 Grin

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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2015, 08:32:06 pm »

Pics on ebay
Are not what
They seem to be
They trick a lot
You find out later
What you've got
Sumo bottles
Sumo not


 Grin

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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2015, 02:57:02 am »

As those who watch the Eurovision Song Contest will understand,
Douze points, Peter!  Grin
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Pics on ebay
Are not what
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They trick a lot
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What you've got
Sumo bottles
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 Grin

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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2015, 03:06:15 am »

Hi  Joey

Since you  mentioned   the  Eurovision   song  contest....  and  you  like   cross-cultural  jokes   Wink



Or   check  youtube :  Spike  Milligan : Eurojokes (Eurovision Song Contest Piss Take).

 Cheesy

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Peter

PS:  The   funniest  thing  about   Spike  Milligan  is that  he  cannot  help   laughing  at his  own  jokes !

       He  was   one  of  the  all-time  classic  comedians -  and  unique  in  his  own  way

       On his  tombstone  it  is  inscribed  (in Gaelic) :  " I  told  you  I was  ill !"

       If you  remember  Dr  Who and  the  Daleks (and  you  have  an  open mind  about  cross-cultural  fun )
       check out   Youtube  "Spike  Milligan Pakistani  Daleks"

PPS:  What this  has to  do  with  snuff bottles  I  really  don't  know ! But  it's  fun to  laugh  at  ourselves
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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2015, 03:12:02 am »

Peter,

I like the video clip  Grin Grin

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« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2015, 05:40:45 am »

Dear Peter,
    I loved the Eurovision skit, but the Dalek one didn't do it for me.
Best,
  Joey
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