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Curious about a Glass "realgar" snuff bottle stopper

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« on: March 28, 2016, 01:35:06 pm »

Dear All,

I am sharing an interesting imitation realgar snuff bottle.

The mottled red and black makes me think of a landscape painting.

I am curious about the silver stopperīs mark. It reads "Qiu Jiu Feng". I couldnīt find any silversmith under this name.

Does anyone know the meaning of this mark?

Warmest Regards,

Marcos









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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2016, 04:10:59 pm »

Dear Marcos,

       That looks like a very nice Realgar glass bottle, and a very nice silver stopper. I'm sorry, I am not familiar with Chinese silver marks.
Hopefully George, or Steven, or one of the others, can shed more light. I will ask a friend in LA, Bob Lee, if he knows.
His family have Jin Hing Ltd. in LA, but were based in Shanghai and Hong Kong before they emigrated to the USA.
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2016, 11:37:00 pm »


Marcos,

Unless the color is off in the photos, this is on the dark end (red-browns vs red-orange or red-yellows) for realgar.  Not to say it isn't an imitation of realgar, but it also lends itself to be an imitation of jasper.  I have two such glass bottles with this coloration mix over a dark red-brown core and an actual stone jasper bottle that matches such a coloration mix.  If the color is correct in the photos, jasper is the first thing that came to my mind. 

Regardless, it is a very attractive bottle.

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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2016, 12:05:00 am »

Charll... Most excellent observation and comparison... Agree 100 % about the jasper..

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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2016, 11:39:30 am »

Hi Joey,

Thanks a lot. If your friend could find the mark, it would help us to date the bottle.

Thanks Charll,

Jasper is more appropriate to the colour patterns.
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2016, 02:46:20 am »

Dear Marcos,

I see you have been posting quite a number of bottles. Sorry for the late reply due to work commitment. I have a similar bottle and the auction house describes it as 'Imitation of Quartz BloodStone, Glass of flattened ovoid form mottled in dark lavender and black.'

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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2016, 03:34:22 am »

Dear All,

      This is an interesting example. Charll is correct that it could equally be described an imitation of Jasper, as of Realgar.
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Shabbat Shalom,
Joey
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2016, 04:02:58 am »

Dear All,

I agree that it does look like certain types of jasper, although I find it difficult to see how it is similar to the 'bloodstone' in this example.

Tom


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