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Sharing two shadow (silhouette) agate snuff bottles

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« on: March 21, 2016, 02:50:07 pm »

Hi,

I would like to share another two bottles with you.

The first one with Bodhidharma and a landscape.





The second bottle with three goldfish:


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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2016, 04:54:28 pm »

Dear Marcos,

      Both are beauties! Thank you for posting them.
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2016, 05:11:21 pm »

I am amazed you were able to spot that motif !!  Good job there !

Wonderful bottle indeed. 

Your second banded agate is less attractive to me.. Very modern, but I bet it still looks good on the shelf !
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2016, 08:47:55 pm »

Hi Marcos,

What is especially attractive about this type of bottle is the ability to interpret the 'hidden' motifs in different ways. I'd never have thought of fan-tailed goldfish if you hadn't mentioned fish!

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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2016, 06:33:41 am »

Dear Tom,
 
      You are correct. I would have thought it was seaweed, and needed an IPSB artist to 'add' the fish, without Marcos' description!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2016, 10:03:23 am »

I am happy you enjoy them.

Here is one with two fish (abundance or fertility):




And another one with an ant among leaves:


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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2016, 02:21:48 pm »

I like the first one, 2 fish as I can tell, altho the hollowing can be better done. Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2016, 03:22:13 pm »

I also like the fish motif, which is a new one for me.  Agree with Steven's observation for the hollowing..

Nice bottle !
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« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2016, 05:14:48 pm »

Dear Marcos,
 
      The first is great, but I personally prefer the second ("ant among leaves"?).
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« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2016, 05:22:13 pm »

("ant among leaves"?).


Good one Joey!!:)
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« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2016, 05:24:53 pm »

Dear Steven,
   
      I quoted Marcos in #5. I WISH I'd made it up!   Grin Roll Eyes Cry  Wink
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("ant among leaves"?).


Good one Joey!!:)
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