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« on: February 07, 2017, 08:10:02 am »

Dear all,

It's been a while since I last shared a bottle and a week or so since my last post (been busy during CNY). The bottle I'm sharing this time is a smoky quartz bottle that I acquired back in December as a Christmas gift for myself... Smiley Some of you may remember another etched smoky quartz bottle I posted a while ago to get some advices. I didn't get that one eventually as I learned that the etching work done on it actually jeopardized its aesthetic and monetary value. Since then, I've learned to appreciate the beauty of plain bottles and I managed to get this one some time later. It's a simple, tiny bottle with an interesting angular collar. Never seen anything like that before.

Hope you'll enjoy.

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Samson


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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2017, 10:21:54 am »

Nice bottle Samson... for some reason, my first impression is a glass imitating smoky Quartz

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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2017, 03:28:15 pm »

Congratulations Samson!

Love the plain bottle smoky quartz bottle here, the color is so rich. Thanks for sharing!

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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2017, 05:21:34 pm »

Indeed a beautiful bottle Samson..  I can see why Pin would think it possibly glass imitating..

Congratulations !
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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2017, 05:39:30 pm »

Dear Samson,
 
     Congratulations on a beautiful bottle. I used to have a few like that. Its simple elegance is wonderful. 

     I must admit that I'd remove the intermediate collar if it was mine. The Jadeite stopper and the metal collar would suit the simple elegance of the bottle better in my opinion.

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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2017, 06:25:52 pm »

Beautiful...simply elegant!
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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2017, 07:31:36 pm »

Very understated bottle Samson!  Congrats!  The collar would bother me though.... it is almost as if it was glued on to the cab in reverse either by accident or on purpose.

UPDATED: never mind my comment on the collar.  Just noticed how it is beveled... never seen anything like it!

I have one like this (slightly over 2") I showed to Joey who confirmed it early 1800s but quite a bit lighter grey in color. The lip has a slight damage and I need to get it polished out at some point. How tall is yours?  Can we see the mouth?
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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2017, 09:21:17 pm »

Samson,

Thanks for sharing this one.  Lovely bottle.  I too like these plain smoky quartz bottles and have to hold myself back on trying to buying every one of these that I came across.  I do presently have two, one of which looks to be very similar to your bottle; i.e., a very dark smoky quartz bottle.  See links below:

http://snuffbottle.smfforfree.com/index.php/topic,2475.msg32517.html#msg32517

http://snuffbottle.smfforfree.com/index.php/topic,1842.msg22857.html#msg22857

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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2017, 12:43:23 am »

Wonderful bottle Samson. When it comes to snuff bottles, I'm an addict of elegant simplicity! Hence, the collar is not so appealing.  Wink

Can you tell us the size?

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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2017, 06:38:07 am »

Hi  Samson

Lovely  bottle. Next time  we  meet  please   bring it  with  you

I need  to  FEEL that  dark  quartz


You really have  good  taste .

Associating with  you  may seriously  damage  my   collecting  habits  ... and  my  wallet
(Remember the  lovely  red  bottle  you "helped" me  buy ? )                 

Cheers
Peter
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« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2017, 08:22:21 am »

Sympli perfect!

I want one like this!!!!!!!! Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2017, 10:26:53 am »

Dear all,

Thank you very much! I'm glad that you all like it!

Dear Joey,

I see what you all mean with the collar, kinda like an odd one out in the whole combination, but it does look interesting although it may not be aesthetically appealing. I hesitate to modify it at the moment as I fear I may cause damage to it. So I'll just leave it like that until I manage to find something that matches better... Roll Eyes

Dear Tom and Pat,

I'm adding pics showing its mouth, and its height next to a ruler. It's a tiny bottle that can be securely held in the center of the palm. Wink

Dear Charll,

Your bottles are gorgeous too! This one http://snuffbottle.smfforfree.com/index.php/topic,2475.msg32517.html#msg32517
is just like an identical twin of mine! Shocked
That smoky crystal cluster should be an exhibit in a rock and mineral museum! Smiley

Dear Peter,

Sure, let me show it to you when we meet. There're indeed lots of attractive pieces among material bottles as well. After all, I'm after objects of all kinds and forms that give aesthetic pleasure... no intention to "damage" your collecting habits though... Roll Eyes

That red overlay bottle you bought was really a good buy, beautiful and unique!

Best to all,
Samson



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« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2017, 09:26:27 pm »

Thanks Samson,

So it appears to be around 5.4 cm tall - not too small.
Nicely finished foot rim and mouth / lip. Thanks for the extra pictures.

Tom
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