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« on: October 10, 2017, 09:33:17 am »

Hello again,

Here's the other bottle I'd like to post today.  It's a silver bottle embellished with malachite and coral pieces, and measures 2 3/4" w/o stopper.  My grandmother called it "Mongolian", and bought it in Colorado Springs in 1969.
Any comments, especially regarding it's classification and age, are most welcome!

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Rube.


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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2017, 09:38:50 am »

Dear Rube,
 
     A beautiful example, and 19th C. in my opinion, though possibly earlier.
I was also taught to call this type 'Mongolian', though now we may have to call it 'Mongolian/Manchu/Tibetan' (ie., from the non-Han Chinese periphery to the north and west of the Han Chinese heartland).

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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2017, 12:43:00 pm »

Another wonderful bottle Rube !
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2017, 02:09:01 pm »

Dear Rube,

That is a possibly one of the best examples of this kind of bottle, very well made, the stones are all perfectly embellished.

I am with Joey and George on the date 19th.

Well done!

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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2017, 03:48:36 pm »

George, Joey, and Steven,

Thanks so much for your comments! 

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Rube.
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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2017, 04:31:57 am »

Hi Rube,

Another great bottle! Nice workmanship. The coral is so vibrant. Keep them coming. I am enjoying your collection very much.

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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2017, 06:02:34 am »

Toni-Lee,

Thanks!  I'm on a mission to finish my catalogue, so I will!

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Rube.
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2017, 08:26:14 pm »

This is lovely!
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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2017, 03:51:04 am »

Ileney,
Thatís high praise from someone active in metallurgy and lapidary classes!
Thanks,
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