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Can anyone identify this old Bronze Bottle?

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« on: April 11, 2016, 06:35:53 pm »

I have an item that I purchased with a Chinese artifact group lot at an auction a few years ago.  It was merely described as an 'antique Chinese bronze bottle'.  I thought that it looked kind of peculiar.  In fact, very different than other bottles than I have seen, and kind of rare, because, I haven't been able to locate anything like it.

Is this an old Chinese medicine or snuff bottle?  It is huge.  It measures 3.60 inches (9.2cm) tall (without the cover or stopper), 2.32 inches (5.9cm) wide and 1.48 inches (3.8cm) thick.  It weighs 7.8 ounces.

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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2016, 12:45:30 am »

Wish I could help with this one... Been looking at it through out the day..  Hope someone can help you with it, because it is a curious piece..   
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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2016, 08:27:17 am »

Dear Tito,

    Like George, I've also been looking at it a lot, and it confuses the hell out of me. I keep wanting to say it is Indian.
Why, I don't know.
Sorry I can't be more help.
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2016, 08:52:54 am »

Dear Tito,

Another wild guess....19th Copper alloy Scent bottle. Doesn't look Chinese.

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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2016, 01:20:22 pm »

Dear YT,

     Your last comment reminded me of my comment to Giovanni and his dear wife Betty, while in the beautiful Cathedral of Casale Monferrato in Piedmont Italy last Friday. While looking up at the Corpus Christi figure I said, "He doesn't look Jewish. And when was the last time you saw a 'sixpack' like that on a Jew?!"  Wink Cheesy Grin
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Dear Tito,

Another wild guess....19th Copper alloy Scent bottle. Doesn't look Chinese.

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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2016, 05:00:54 pm »

Hahahaha! Hope the three of you didn't laugh too loud inside the Cathedral.

Nice one.

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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2016, 05:04:49 pm »

Dear YT,

     I am not sure Betty understood the 'sixpack' reference, but she smiled when Giovanni translated the "he doesn't look Jewish" line.
Giovanni laughed a little, as did I. But the Cathedral was empty, except for two girls who were doing flowers for the altar (Mensa Christi).
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Hahahaha! Hope the three of you didn't laugh too loud inside the Cathedral.

Nice one.

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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2016, 09:31:43 pm »

Very funny ... But I know a Jewish mixed martial arts fighter with a six pack I certainly envy . For your reference Joey...  Grin Shocked
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« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2016, 08:04:05 am »

Dear Pat,
 
      Glad you appreciated the humour.
      Do you mean Kalev Sagi in Texas?  Or Gilad Janklowicz in Hawaii?
There are actually a lot in Israel today, thanks to the IDF.
I was going for the laugh...
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Very funny ... But I know a Jewish mixed martial arts fighter with a six pack I certainly envy . For your reference Joey...  Grin Shocked
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« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2016, 08:10:28 am »

No it is actually a friend who will remain unknown .... Great guy .. Big mouth ..bigger heart...
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« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2016, 10:50:37 am »

Dear Pat,

      Fair enough.
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« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2016, 04:07:19 am »

Dear Tito,

Just saw this bottle in Ebay that bears some resemblance.
http://www.ebay.com.sg/itm/222085937632?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2016, 04:24:36 am »

Dear YT,

     Wow! Very close! Well done.
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