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Double gourd shape lotus snuff bottle

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« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2016, 01:30:11 pm »

As you can see the pink glass was applied on top of a clear bottle and then carved to the lotus shape.  Then it was given another thick layer of clear glass by dipping. Then it was carved again to define the neck, details on the body, and adding the foot in the shape of a stem. Finally it was wonderfully polished.   This is a classic example of cased or sandwiched glass.

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« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2016, 01:50:00 pm »

That is a really nice bottle Tom .. !
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« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2016, 05:29:15 pm »

Beautiful bottles Tom and YT! Nice workmanship... As to Samson's bottle I have also seen multiple copies of these on the market lately.
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« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2016, 08:47:49 pm »

Thank you Pat.
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« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2016, 09:33:36 pm »

How about this one guys?

http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot/a-sandwiched-pink-glass-lotus-snuff-bottle-5658843-details.aspx

The color profile seems similar to this one..
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« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2016, 10:14:37 pm »

How about this one guys?

http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot/a-sandwiched-pink-glass-lotus-snuff-bottle-5658843-details.aspx

The color profile seems similar to this one..

That is a beauty, and of the period..
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« Reply #26 on: July 02, 2016, 08:38:36 am »

What about this one? Sorry if the pic quality isn't good...



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« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2016, 12:46:54 pm »

Pics are to big to work with..  Can you edit them to a smaller size and re-upload again ?
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« Reply #28 on: July 02, 2016, 07:19:09 pm »

Pics are to big to work with..  Can you edit them to a smaller size and re-upload again ?

Alright, should be down to size now...



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« Reply #29 on: July 02, 2016, 07:35:54 pm »

Glass makers would create glass bottles like this to imitate different minerals. That is the case here, but not sure what type of mineral was intended to imitate.
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« Reply #30 on: July 02, 2016, 09:24:09 pm »

Dear Samson,

It would be better if you can add descriptions to your bottle and show the opening and base photos. I believe this way you can learn faster.

I am with George on this bottle being a Glass Imitation.

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« Reply #31 on: July 02, 2016, 10:12:51 pm »

I was simply told this is a pink glass bottle.  Smiley  Sorry I forgot to take a pic of the bottom... Shocked
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« Reply #32 on: July 02, 2016, 10:56:26 pm »

Dear Samson,

No need to apologize. I mean from what you have seen and touch, would you have any description that you feel can be written. You can read through the many glass related threads for idea. Just my humble suggestion.

As for the base photo, I have a similar type of bottle, just want to ask for comparison.

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« Reply #33 on: July 02, 2016, 11:31:18 pm »

Dear YT,

It feels smooth and rather shiny. I was told it's of late Qing. How's yours like?

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« Reply #34 on: July 03, 2016, 01:59:37 am »

Dear Samson,

Glass imitation of compressed globular form, looks to be imitating Limestone. Well hollowed and glossy. If you look at the opening, you will see the inner glass is plain looking Black. Dating at 19th Century.

For a similar coloured example,
http://www.burghley.co.uk/collections/collection/a-glass-snuff-bottle-1780-1850/

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« Reply #35 on: July 03, 2016, 02:28:41 am »

If you look at the opening, you will see the inner glass is plain looking Black. Dating at 19th Century.

Dear YT,

The same can be observed in the pink glass bottle above, the inner glass is plain white.

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« Reply #36 on: July 03, 2016, 04:46:02 am »

Dear YT,
thank you for showing that pebble shaped bottle in the Burghley collection, very similar to my one:
http://snuffbottle.smfforfree.com/index.php/topic,1264.0.html
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« Reply #37 on: July 03, 2016, 06:08:07 am »

Oh Wow Giovanni!! It looks to be twins.
Congrats!

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