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a porcelain moulded bok choy snuff bottle

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« on: March 20, 2016, 11:33:15 pm »

Hello there all,

Here is another snuff bottle from my collection which I am wondering if anyone may have some thoughts about.  It appears to have some age to it but could anyone help me with when this sort of shape might have been popular. The stopper is a nice piece of jade and it has a very fine ivory spoon or spatula attached.

Any thoughts or feedback would be appreciated.



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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2016, 12:52:43 am »

Pretty sure this is considered cabbage shaped.. Looks like soft paste porcelain, and I think quite nice 19th piece..
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2016, 01:16:26 am »

Dear Christopher,

It will be easier to help if you can wipe a bit of the dirt away using just water. Although I am guessing it to be mid-late 19th moulded porcelain. Quite sure it is hard paste.

The 'pleats' at the leaves are finely carved. Nice Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2016, 04:46:42 am »

I agree with YT, rather than George (sorry, George  Wink), because I used to have an example of this type in my own collection.

        Examples are illustrated in Hugh Moss' Chinese Snuff Bottles #5, one of a series of six quite small (24cm H X 15.5cm W)  books published by him in the mid 1960s & early 1970s, the first 4 softcover, the last two hardcover.

        Volume 3 showcased the collection of Mr. & Mrs. Gerry Mack of NYC, while #6  (Dec.1974) showcased the collection of the Marquess of Exeter, in Burghley House, near Peterborough in England.

        Volume #5 is dedicated to Porcelain snuff bottles.
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2016, 09:11:30 pm »

Thanks George Joey and YT for your input!

....I have to say though I am really embarrassed that that was dirt on the bottle.  I didn't realise. I just thought that that was how it was supposed to be. 

Thank you for the suggestion, I gave it a clean and most of it came off and it does look a lot better.
Thank you.!!!
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2016, 02:42:30 am »

Dear Marcos,

     Nu! So please post another view of it, cleaned, already!   Grin   Wink

Shabbat Shalom,

Joey


Thanks George Joey and YT for your input!

....I have to say though I am really embarrassed that that was dirt on the bottle.  I didn't realise. I just thought that that was how it was supposed to be. 

Thank you for the suggestion, I gave it a clean and most of it came off and it does look a lot better.
Thank you.!!!
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