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« Reply #40 on: March 24, 2017, 01:52:11 pm »

Hi Peter,

Your bottle is just plain wonderful! I LOVE IT. Highest marks on this one. One of the sweetest bottles I have seen, full of personality. Beatrice Potter would concur.

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« Reply #41 on: March 24, 2017, 04:51:17 pm »

Hi Peter,

Thank you for saving me from putting up another of my dodgy bottles. Cute squirrel.

Regards, Adrian.
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« Reply #42 on: March 24, 2017, 05:21:29 pm »

Hey Peter,

The back is beautiful - glad you included a pic - looks like some moss agate going on there. A very interesting combination!

I really, really like this bottle!

What a pleasure it is to find happiness in a bottle!

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« Reply #43 on: March 24, 2017, 06:46:47 pm »

Outstanding bottle !  Just so darn cute !

One of the finest brecciated inside painted bottles I can recall..
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« Reply #44 on: March 31, 2017, 12:42:47 pm »

Here is my Friday bottle which again was the result of simply needing a bottle fix  Cheesy

20th, famille rose in the form of an old medicine bottle..

If someone can help with the poem and additional script, that would be great  Smiley



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« Reply #45 on: March 31, 2017, 02:47:37 pm »

Nice one George! I know next to nothing about porcelain, so look forward to finding out about it!
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« Reply #46 on: March 31, 2017, 03:29:19 pm »

Nice one George! I know next to nothing about porcelain, so look forward to finding out about it!

It really is not anything special.. Not valuable.. I was just attracted to it.. 
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« Reply #47 on: June 02, 2017, 10:10:29 am »

Hi All

Just to keep  this  happy  thread  alive,  I have  some  up-coming  REALLY   FUN  bottles   to  show

But I must  wait  a  couple of  weeks  to  get back to  HK  and  take  pics

Please  hang  in there....

Cheers

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« Reply #48 on: June 02, 2017, 03:51:35 pm »

Here is my Friday snuff bottle. It is my favorite one. Love the carving.


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« Reply #49 on: June 02, 2017, 08:32:01 pm »

Beautiful !!
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« Reply #50 on: June 03, 2017, 10:36:59 am »

Lovely bottle! Turquoise bottles so rarely appeal to me - and perhaps it's because the high relief is so common on them - but this one does. The carving seems to be very well done.

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« Reply #51 on: June 03, 2017, 01:36:48 pm »

It is indeed nicely done ... 

What does the spoon look like if there is one.. ?
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« Reply #52 on: June 04, 2017, 03:34:06 am »

I tend to like the plainer turquoise bottles more, but as a work or art this one does appeal.
Thanks for posting!
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« Reply #53 on: June 04, 2017, 08:04:39 am »

Dear Ming,

    We (SB collectors in the 1970s/1980s) used to call these 'cabinet bottles', since the ornate and deep relief carving made them very appealing to the Western tourists / collectors who were flocking to China in the period ca.1860-1920 on the steamship runs from Europe and North America (and Australia) to China and East Asia. These people would put them on display in cabinets on their return home.
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« Reply #54 on: June 05, 2017, 11:03:40 am »

George - There is no spoon. It is broken.
Joey - Thanks for the information. Yeah, it is for display only.
I purchased this one with others all together and this is my favorite.
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« Reply #55 on: June 16, 2017, 11:15:08 am »

This is a cheap bottle I bought about 3 years ago when I started collecting again. I think it was described as 19th Century but I took that with a pinch of salt as it didn't look it. It has been languishing in an unloved corner of my collection and I was considering selling it on.

I was surprised to see a pair of near identical bottles come up for sale at Sotheby's in Australia with a guide price of A$ 1,500-2,000 as a "Pair of unusual inscribed enamel snuff bottles". 6cm high. Identical calligraphy as well.

Needless to say I've become slightly more fond of it now.

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« Reply #56 on: June 16, 2017, 01:32:25 pm »

Interesting bottle Adrian.. I know little about porcelain, but would have agreed this to be fairly modern..

Very interesting about the Sotheby's auction.. Do you have a link to that ?

Here is my Friday bottle..

It stands just 2" tall less the wood stopper wrapped in cloth and glued to the porcelain top with wood spoon. Decorated with a little green enamel..  Thin wall with wide mouth..

It would be fun to know if there is any meanings to any of the six seals if someone can make them out..


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« Reply #57 on: June 16, 2017, 03:26:35 pm »

Hey George - cool bottle! I looked through the Handbook of Marks on Chinese Ceramics and couldn't find any of the marks.
By the way I think 2 and 3 are the same and 1, 5, and 6 are the same.

Looks like the original stopper too!

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« Reply #58 on: June 16, 2017, 03:40:37 pm »

So I tried to figure out Number 4 a little more and think it says:  Fú dian, Lao dian - the dian's appear to be two different ways to spell it - so my guess (probably really bad) is: "Good store, old store!"

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« Reply #59 on: June 16, 2017, 03:58:50 pm »

Hi George,

https://www.sothebysaustralia.com.au/list/AU0815/153

Not porcelain but enamel on copper.

Sorry, can't help with the seals but like the bottle.

Regards, Adrian.
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