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Duan Stone with Fittings Help Please

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« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2017, 09:28:45 pm »

Hi Everyone,

Sorry, haven't come here for a while and thought to update you all who are/were interested in this Duan Stone bottle.

We researched out to a number of experts in the field of Asian Art for evaluation since first posting this Duan Stone thread. These experts (3 senior curators from a very highly respected UK museum's Asian Art Dept. and the VP of the Asian Art Dept. at one of the Big reputable auction houses) concluded...


Bottle: 18th C. Chinese.

Silver & Gold Metalwork: 19th C. Tibetan.

Damascened Belt-Hook Metalwork: 15th - 17th C. Tibetan.



All 4 experts thought the piece was/is unique and never seen one designed quite like it before with such metalworks,..........but did stress such pieces designed with metalwork often were designed to shield repairs/restoration as mentioned earlier within this thread by another member.

Anyway, just thought to share with you all these updates and to thank you all once again to for your time and help.

Kind regards,
Jo

   
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« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2017, 12:46:39 am »

Hi Jo,

Thank you for sharing the follow up on this unusual bottle. Most interesting!

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« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2017, 07:44:33 am »

Hi Everyone,

Sorry, haven't come here for a while and thought to update you all who are/were interested in this Duan Stone bottle.




   

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« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2017, 02:26:56 pm »

Dear Jo,

    I don't know how I missed this first time you posted, but I really like the bottle  as well as the mounting.
And I agree with the experts' datings.
Wonderful example,
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« Reply #24 on: July 25, 2017, 08:40:01 am »

You all are most welcome and thank you all for your help.

May I ask you all a question(s)?

As many of you know, I'm not a serious collector of SB as I'm sure most of you are judging by your signatures (collecting since: 1970, 1972, etc.).

As serious collectors collecting for so many years, would a bottle as "unique" as mine be attractive to collectors, and would this be something a serious collector would like to add to his/her collection? If so, why? If not, why not?

I mean..... as a newbie, I know why I like it, just wanting to hear you all input. 

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« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2017, 01:43:32 pm »

Dear Jo,

     Depends on the collector. It would appeal to more educated, sophisticated collectors, in my opinion.
     It would have appealed to me, when I collected all materials; now that I am limiting myself to IPSBs, antique and modern; Underglaze B & Ws; and Jades; I wouldn't buy it. No, that is not true either. It would still tempt me, because of its uniqueness.
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« Reply #26 on: July 25, 2017, 07:32:15 pm »

For me it is collectable because of the medium ( duan stone ), especially the calligraphy, and that it was done with iron brush.. The shape, and like Joey, it is just very unique..
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