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« Reply #180 on: October 07, 2017, 11:19:09 am »

Dear Jason,

     It looks 'sectioned', so I'm assuming a caterpillar.

Best,
Shabbat Shalom,
Joey

Dear Joey,

That's what thought, but it is very short for a caterpillar. Perhaps a bit of artistic licence on the part of the carver!

Regards Jason.

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« Reply #181 on: October 07, 2017, 02:59:32 pm »

Jason and Joey,
I too think it's a bitty caterpillar.
George,
This is a great thread!
Cheers,
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« Reply #182 on: October 07, 2017, 03:03:41 pm »

Very nice bottle!  The insects appear to be trying for a taste of the corn. I love the humor shown here!  Anyone come up with an idea on the age?  My hunch is early 20th century.   
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« Reply #183 on: October 07, 2017, 03:12:05 pm »

Dear Jo,

     I thought 50 or 60 years later.
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« Reply #184 on: October 08, 2017, 07:34:35 am »

Jo,
 Yep, this bottle always cracks me up, but I do like the lines and angles, especially how the grasshopper's legs and the husk are shaped.

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« Reply #185 on: October 27, 2017, 08:04:37 am »

Happy Friday Everyone,

And Happy Early Halloween!

Cheers,

Rube.


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« Reply #186 on: October 27, 2017, 08:57:32 am »

Hi Rube,

Nice one and very seasonal, what is it made from ?

Regards, Adrian.
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« Reply #187 on: October 27, 2017, 09:14:45 am »

Adrian,
It’s a natural gourd bottle, measuring 1 1/4” w/o stopper. For Halloween, I’ll call it a pumpkin!
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« Reply #188 on: October 27, 2017, 09:29:52 am »

Hi Rube,

Very interesting bottle - love the material used here  Grin

Best,
Luke
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« Reply #189 on: October 28, 2017, 01:57:18 am »

Hi Rube,

I love your timing.

Regards Jason.
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« Reply #190 on: October 28, 2017, 07:05:42 am »

Dear Rube,
very nice, I like organic bottles.
If you think in selling it, I will be happy to complete the tris Grin
Giovanni


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« Reply #191 on: October 28, 2017, 09:15:36 am »

Thanks for your comments everyone!
Giovanni, those are fantastic! If I ever do, I’ll keep you in mind. But for now I’ll try to grow my vegetables, I need some corn and cabbage to go with my gourd and white jade aubergine.
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« Reply #192 on: October 28, 2017, 12:17:54 pm »

Since you seem to be in the festive season, here is one of my pumpkins.

Natural Gourd Snuff Bottle:
Small round gourd, natural form with knobbles and protrusions occurring over the surface of body.  Satin lacquer finish with high points of knobbles naturally polished from extensive handling over time.
Inset ivory collar.  Ivory spoon and collar with coral branch as stopper handle.

This is a small bottle just 3.5 cm (1.4 inches) in height from the base to the top of the inset collar and 4 cm (1.6 inches) wide.

Period: 19th Century.

Provenance:
Ex: Marie Lenhart, ICSBS Journal for Lenhart, Maria, 37–3:48; 38–1:44; 38–3:41
Marsha Vargas Handley (MVH)-Xanadu Gallery

Reference:
Similar to- Lot 111, ‘Serendipity, Chinese Snuff Bottles XVI’, 2011, Robert Hall.

Other Information: The gourd has been used by many cultures as a container by virtue of the hard and impermeable skin of the fruit once dried.  In China the fruit was especially prized when it grew in a double-gourd form, which symbolizes fertility (Kleiner, Chinese Snuff Bottles, 1994).  Gourds were often employed as receptacles for medicines, and became a traditional symbol of medicine and healing.  In its natural form, gourd snuff bottles would have been appealing too and been used by doctors, druggist, and the literati class.

Bottles with age and use will have surface areas with a high polished patina which forms with much handling, and the bottle here is such an example.

Hey, I really appreciate seeing the other examples as well.   Charll


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« Reply #193 on: October 28, 2017, 12:59:52 pm »

Charll,
That’s a dandy! I appreciate all of your detailed information as well!
Cheers,
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« Reply #194 on: October 28, 2017, 01:43:03 pm »

Great Bottle Charll! I also appreciate the detailed information. 
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« Reply #195 on: November 20, 2017, 06:04:39 am »

Very nice bottle 👍🏼........ Thanks for sharing

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« Reply #196 on: November 20, 2017, 07:46:20 am »

Hi Charll,

Lovely bottle, especially the inset ivory and stopper which set it off nicely.

Regards, Adrian.
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« Reply #197 on: November 30, 2017, 11:59:05 pm »

I don't have a Friday Fun Bottle to share.......so here is a Friday Fun Box. A Dux Box to be precise!

Description:
Hardwood box and cover, carved in the form of a pair of stylized ducks holding aquatic plants in their bills, the carving continuing to the base where the ducks’ webbed feet are depicted. 
   
Length 12.5cm

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« Reply #198 on: December 01, 2017, 05:17:29 am »

Dear all,

This is my lot for Friday.

Inn Bok


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« Reply #199 on: December 01, 2017, 09:09:52 am »

Dear Tom,
 
     I really like all three wooden boxes so far shown. The work is very well done.
Best,
Shabbat Shalom,
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