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Shandong School Landscape Bottle

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« on: December 28, 2016, 09:21:28 pm »

Dear Members,

I recently acquired a new landscape bottle. It is about 4 inches in height. I believe it is Shandong school and probably 1920s-1940s. Any thoughts?

Thank you,

Brian


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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2016, 09:27:00 pm »

Hi Brian

Yes, your estimate is correct, and it is Shandong style.  A word of advice to you on these.  These are good learning bottles, but their value is not likely to increase much over time, as it is nearly impossible to determine the artist without signature.  I have several dozen of these that I really should dispose of (some shown here under my collection), but I love landscapes, so I kept buying them as a new(er) collector many years ago.  Now they languish in storage because I never get around to selling them, ...

Now as a general rule, and as a much more experienced collector, I only buy signed bottles, or as an exception, bottles where I have a clear idea who the possible artist(s) may be, and have comparison/reference points.
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2016, 10:11:51 pm »

Along with everything Pat said, a lot of collectors do not care for larger bottles. I think mainly because the degree of difficulty is much less. So seeing a large bottle with both a rather poorly painted landscape, combined with the artist purposely painting so quick that even with the aid of such a large opening, the landscape is still poor.
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2016, 08:06:08 am »

I personally don't like large bottles because I have small hands and they get cramped if I hold such a large bottle for too long while examining it.
Smaller bottles (max. 80mm high, but also max. 40mm wide and 20mm deep) are easier to hold in the hand without getting a cramp.
But I agree with Pat's and George's points, as well.
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