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Glass Bottle with Scholars and Bird

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« on: December 14, 2016, 11:21:01 pm »

Dear members,

I noticed this bottle generated some interest on eBay (auction is now over). The seller claimed it was chalcedony and late 19th/early 20th Century, but it looks like opaque glass to me. Can't comment on the age though. Anything of interest here?

Thank you,

Brian


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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2016, 11:38:45 pm »

It is chalcedony but the shape suggests it is a new(er) bottle, and probably machine carved and hollowed.
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2016, 01:58:56 am »

I agree with what Pat said ..
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2016, 02:49:36 am »

Agree.... new bottle but is nicely done

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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2016, 08:08:10 am »

Based on the first two views, I'd have said glass or even Jade.
But based on the last view, I must say I agree with Pat, but also with Pin.
It IS nicely done.
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