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Time for another poll!

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Question: Which stopper do you prefer?
Lilac jadeite
Red carnelian
Blue lapis lazuli
Clear smoky quartz

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« on: July 19, 2016, 06:12:25 am »

OK, time for a little fun.......!
This rock crystal bottle came without a stopper, and I have four possible options which fit.

The first one is a lilac coloured jadeite; the second an old red carnelian 'split bead'; the third a deep blue lapis lazuli; and the fourth (very subtle but doesn't show up too well in the photo) is a pale clear smoky quartz cabochon. 

All are set in a gilt metal collar.

PS: the bottle itself will feature on a separate post shortly.


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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2016, 07:35:58 am »

Dear Tom,
since Joey has taught me that the stopper or at least the collar, if present, must have a slight largest diameter of the neck, I canít stand anymore the view of a bottle with the stopper smaller than the neck. I am seriously suspecting that I have Asperger too. A smaller collar indeed makes no sense and that hurts my view. So I will vote against all the four stoppers.
But if I have to choose the color only, I would vote the lilac and the red.
Nice bottle!
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2016, 07:45:01 am »

Dear Tom,
since Joey has taught me that the stopper or at least the collar, if present, must have a slight largest diameter of the neck, I canít stand anymore the view of a bottle with the stopper smaller than the neck. I am seriously suspecting that I have Asperger too. A smaller collar indeed makes no sense and that hurts my view. So I will vote against all the four stoppers.
But if I have to choose the color only, I would vote the lilac and the red.
Nice bottle!
Giovanni


I agree with Giovanni about the diameter of the stopper compared to neck size.. Joey has mentioned the same many times..

That aside, I vote for the pale clear smoky quartz cabochon stopper, and its low profile for this bottle..

Thanks for a fun poll and a beautiful bottle too !!
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2016, 09:53:18 pm »

Dear Tom,
 
     With the caveat mentioned by Giovanni & George, I prefer the traditional Red, or the striking Blue.
Best,
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2016, 11:17:25 pm »

Tom,
 
Although I love the lavender and smoky quartz, the 1st and 4th stoppers are a little to subtle for my tastes.  The red to me draws away from the bottle, while the blue is my preferred color for this bottle that draws my view down the body of the bottle from the stopper. 

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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2016, 01:00:35 am »

Thank you all for your votes and comments. Voting is not closed until next weekend, so let's see more of the newer forum members casting their votes.

Giovanni and Joey have pointed out their preference for a collar which extends beyond the neck of the bottle. This vote is about the cabochon atop the collar, so thank you both for voting on that point. Following Giovanni's comment I re-checked the diameters of both neck and collar. The bottle neck stands at 24.5 mm (or 31/32 of an inch), which turns out to be the widest of any stone bottle in my entire collection. The collar seen in options 1,2 and 3 is the same in each photo. It too is 24.5 mm in diameter. So they are exactly the same width, although reflections in the photos may make them not look so. The collar on the fourth and last option is a different one, with a diameter of 23.7 mm (15/16 of an inch) - so there is a 0.4 mm (1/64 of an inch) step in all round.  My apologies, but I don't have a larger collar in my stock!   Grin

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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2016, 03:29:23 am »


Undoubtedly, the red one is the most beautifull colour and shape of all Wink
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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2016, 03:36:05 am »

Thanks Albert!

Any more? Seventy-five people have read the thread, but still only 11 votes. C'mon, don't be shy. This is a lot easier than voting in an election!
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« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2016, 03:54:03 am »

Dear Tom,

I did vote for the fourth option and agree that there should be a slightly larger collar. Also I would like to push this further by requesting for this collar to be made of a hardstone. A Lapis or Aquamarine or....

Cheers  Tongue,
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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2016, 04:34:45 am »

Dear YT,

Hmm....are you this picky when voting at elections too?
Do you ask the candidates to change their necktie before voting for them?
(Mind you, in the case of Mr. Trump, I wouldn't blame you.)    Roll Eyes  Grin

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« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2016, 04:48:37 am »

Dear YT,

Hmm....are you this picky when voting at elections too?
Do you ask the candidates to change their necktie before voting for them?
(Mind you, in the case of Mr. Trump, I wouldn't blame you.)    Roll Eyes  Grin

Tom

Hahahhaa...
It is a matter of taste and knowing my rights  Grin Grin

Usually I am not so picky  Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2016, 07:48:20 am »

Dear Tom,

     Better Trump any day than that  evil b**** Hillary, whatever she is wearing. And ditto for  Sanders.
Joey


 
Dear YT,

Hmm....are you this picky when voting at elections too?
Do you ask the candidates to change their necktie before voting for them?
(Mind you, in the case of Mr. Trump, I wouldn't blame you.)    Roll Eyes  Grin

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« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2016, 11:20:29 am »

I think I like the red stopper best, with the Lapis one close behind.  Nice Bottle!
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« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2016, 12:03:01 pm »

So, Albert and Jo, vote up above in the poll, already!  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2016, 12:32:26 pm »

Done!
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« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2016, 02:22:19 pm »

Dear Tom,

I love the bottle!! Very elegant carving!!

I voted red one, but I like the shape of the 4th stopper, if its not the reflection on the clear quartz, it might look better in reality.

Best!

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« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2016, 06:05:53 pm »

 Dear Tom,
  A very beautiful bottle w/fine carvings - congratulations, and I look forward to reading the post on it!

( As for stopper choice- I have to abstain from voting - my favorite colors are red and blue-  However, I would not want to risk creating a distraction to the eyes on a bottle that was done at a very high level like this by using a stopper that may not be so easy on the eyes for character in size, material, age or color choice  Grin

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Kevin
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« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2016, 10:34:32 pm »

However, I would not want to risk creating a distraction to the eyes on a bottle that was done at a very high level like this by using a stopper that may not be so easy on the eyes for character in size, material, age or color choice  Grin


I think this is also why I am attracted the lower profile cabochon on the #4 stopper.
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« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2016, 04:10:28 pm »

I prefer the blue lapis, (but I am less educated about snuff bottles than most people here, so take my opinion with a grain of salt.)
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« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2016, 02:32:34 am »

Tom,
The red one is appealing to me.

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