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« on: March 12, 2017, 04:06:43 am »

Another hexagonal bottle sourced from Bill Patrick.
This time a poem by Chairman Mao, To The Plum Blossom.

Here are the six sides of the bottle





Here is a translation of the poem, To The Plum Blossom, dated December 1961

Wind and rain escorted Spring's departure,
Flying snow welcomes Spring's return.
On the ice-clad rock rising high and sheer
A flower blooms sweet and fair.
Sweet and fair, she craves not Spring for herself alone,
To be the harbinger of Spring she is content.
When the mountain flowers are in full bloom
She will smile mingling in their midst.

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I think the bottle is dated 1971 but may be later.

This bottle is very similar to one I have seen in the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, in the T. T. Tsui Gallery.

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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2017, 09:38:07 pm »

One of my first bottles was an octagon like this.. I think got from Curt.. Probably should have held on to it..

Any way... Just want to say what a beautiful bottle and thank you for sharing it with description !
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2017, 09:54:04 pm »

George

Your hex bottle is in good hands.. in mine... Wink Can't seem to find pics of it though! Would be good to add to this thread.

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This is another nice bottle!   Thanks for posting it
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2017, 10:03:46 pm »

Ah !  It went to you !  Well it is indeed in a good home Smiley
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