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« on: January 14, 2016, 11:50:43 pm »

Hi All :

Sharing a rutilated crystal bottle







Traffic seems to be quite slow these few weeks..... anyway, enjoy... Grin and comments are most welcome !!

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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2016, 11:57:27 pm »

Hi Pin,

An attractive looking bottle. Any more information?
Height of bottle? Top and bottom views?

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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2016, 12:15:07 am »

Hi Pin,

Very nice bottle,and beautiful stopper too. Congratulations!

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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2016, 12:52:05 am »

Hi Tom :

The bottle is 2,3/4 inches.. I will see if I have time to take more pictures of the foot rim and post them

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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2016, 04:27:56 am »

That's a  truly  lovely  bottle !
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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2016, 09:50:59 am »

Very pretty indeed !

When you have time, would like to see a pic of the base ..  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2016, 07:16:54 am »

Hi All :

Another hair crystal bottle.... and I really like this myself






Any comments are most welcome.....

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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2016, 07:26:23 am »

WOW !

Again apologies  to  All   for  being  off-line  for   so  long. 

I have  been  on a  long quest for private matters that  do not need  to  bother  this Forum

But this   amazing hair-crystal  bottle  prompts  me  to   rise  to the   surface   again  Grin

A   couple  of  years   ago  Song  Yiming  came to my  home  in HK  and   showed  me  two   totally  amazing  hair   crystal   bottles    -  I  hope the  pics   attach  OK 

The  "wolf  +  moon"  bottle  was   "out of this   world"   

I  dared to  ask  SYM the  price   but  he  said it  was  "not  for  sale" and   when I pressed  him  further  he  kind  of  hinted  at a  price   something  above  RMB 60K.    If  I  was   rich  enough  I would  have  bought  the  bottle  on the   spot. 

This  reminds  me  of  two   epic  adventures   in  my  little   history  of  VMIPB  collecting  with a  poor-man's  budget

1.   My    epic  purchase  of   what  was  - and   still  I believe  is  -  Fu Guoshun's  lifetime  masterpiece.
That's the  bottle  I  use  as  my  icon  on the   Forum.  I cannot  imagine a  more  beautiful  bottle   and when  I   finally  persuaded  Master  Fu to sell it  to me that  was  the  most I  ever  paid  for  any  VMIPB  in all my life.

But it  was  worth  it  ! 

Please    don't  even   ask  what  I paid  and   what that  bottle  is now  worth  today.

2.  Going  back to  hair  crystals  and   SYM   is  my  prime  bottle  P159 

Joey has  seen this   truly  amazing bottle  and  he will  surely  attest  to  both its  elegant  beauty, simplicity,   extreme detail .... and  just  WOW !

I am now  ashamed  that  I  bargained  this  bottle   down  to the  pitiful  price  I  finally  paid after   a  period  of  almost   2  years  negotiation,  month by  month, while  it was  on   open display   at a  VMIPB    shop  in the  hotel   shopping arcade  next to  our   contract   hotel  in  BJ  (the  Landmark  Hotel,  opposite  the  Great  Wall  Hotel) 

I cannot  even  begin to   think   how  I   left  this   pure  "Jewel"  there   for    almost 2  years,  awaiting  a  more  clever and   astute  purchaser    than me.

But I  indeed  was    so   foolish   at the   time  , and "thank  heaven"   that  I  finally   scooped  up the   scoop  of a lifetime   in   my  pre-collecting   naivety

 I  count this   totally  amazing  bottle  as  my single  ever  greatest "find".   If  SYM  had  painted  that bottle   today   in   such  a  beautiful   a  hair  crystal  bottle  (and it  really   is  hair  crystal  although my catalog  photo   does  not show  it  clearly)  it  would   sell for   RMB 200,000   or  even  more   - maybe   US$100 K   to a   determined buyer  of  such  top   quality work. 

No need  to  speculate !   

That  bottle will  never  go on sale  until  long  after  my  death,  and  perhaps  not even  then  if  my son  has the   good  sense  to treasure  it  for a  generation  and  until   when  Song  Yiming is  written  in the  all-time  VMIPB  Hall  of  Fame

Such is   the  wonder  of  collecting

Cheers

Peter



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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2016, 07:50:22 am »

Wonderful bottle. I like the gradual increase in density of the 'hairs' towards the top.
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« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2016, 10:13:28 am »

Wonderful bottle. I like the gradual increase in density of the 'hairs' towards the top.

Copy Tom's comments ! and I love the bottle. Congratulations Pin!!
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« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2016, 12:45:32 pm »

A stunning bottle indeed !!  Everything about it is just , well....... , perfect !

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« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2016, 04:37:07 am »

Dear Pin,
I like both bottles, very nice.
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« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2016, 03:30:41 pm »

Pin,
 
OK now that the Forum is up and running again I hope you are showing this wonderful hair crystal bottle with the jadeite stopper because you were high bidder and have added to your collection.  I remember this one from the December 3rd auction and was bidding on it myself.  As based on the pictures this is one of the better hair crystal bottles that I've seen in a while.  I also noted that the stopper collar is a beveled bead spacer likely from an old necklace.  Pin, do you know whether the collar ivory or a stone?   Anyway, a beautiful bottle that most anyone of us would like to have.  Thanks for posting it.   
 
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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2016, 03:37:15 am »

Dear Pin,

    Both Tourmalinated Quartz ('Hair Crystal') bottles are really good. Congratulations.
I'd love to see the detail of the taotie.
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« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2016, 08:36:28 am »

Hi Charll
 
The collar seems organic, definitely not stone. But I am not sure if it's ivory or bone...

I will take pictures when my baby give me permission to do so...

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