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« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2018, 02:43:06 pm »

Dear Joey,
 
Remember, I'm a cheap skate, more coins than notes.  Sad

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« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2018, 08:04:02 am »

Hi Everybody,

Here's another bottle to share.  It measures 2 7/16" w/o stopper, is signed Yan Yutian and dated 1895.

Have a great weekend,

Rube.


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« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2018, 04:20:20 pm »

Beautiful Rube !

I wonder what kind of bird this is suppose to be..

Here is another of the same bird he painted, but oddly, it does not have a crest on the birds head like yours.. Maybe something as simple as the difference between a male and female ?







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« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2018, 07:51:39 pm »

George,

Thanks for responding!  I wonder what type of bird it is, too, and I think you're probably right that is a male vs. female comparison.
Nice to see another example.


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« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2018, 01:15:38 am »

Dear Rube,

     That view [of a large bird perched on an old gnarled Pine tree] usually has an Eagle.

     Please remove the spoon ASAP. It is understood that a spoon in a good to superb quality IPSB will only do 2 things:
1. possibly damage the painting, which is the bottle's raison d'etre [and most of its monetary value, as well].
2. definitely wrecks the fantasy of imagining oneself in the bottle's landscape.

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Shabbat Shalom,
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« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2018, 02:40:12 am »

Hi Rube,

That was one I was following on my watch list, congratulations.

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« Reply #26 on: August 25, 2018, 06:57:19 am »

Adrian,

As usual, I probably paid too much! Couple more to put on your radar coming up for auction in the Bonhams and Christie's sales.
https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/24821/lot/25/
https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot/an-inside-painted-glass-snuff-bottle-signed-yan-6156802-details.aspx
Joey,

I did remove the stopper for now, and will replace it with one that doesn't have a spoon.

Cheers,

Rube.
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« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2018, 12:48:51 pm »

Dear Rube,

     Send me the size in mm. of the diameter, and the colour you want, and I'll see if I've a stopper I can send you. Also, send me the diameter of the opening, and I can send you a cork for it.
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« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2018, 02:27:41 pm »

Joey,
Fantastic!

Thanks,
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« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2018, 02:53:06 pm »

Dear Rube,

     Every year at the convention's benefit auction, they auction off a lot or two of boxes of stoppers. At least twice in recent years, I've bought a lot which consists of at least 100 stoppers of all colours, materials and sizes.

     As well, at least 20 years ago in NYC's jewelry district, I found a company selling onyx spacer beads. The flat round ones make superb collars. They were closing for the day, and didn't want to deal with me, a private buyer [they usually sell wholesale]. As I was exiting, I heard the owner ask in Yiddish if they could find a 'Tzenter', the 10th man for a prayer Minyan for Mincha, the afternoon service. The response was negative. I then offered to be their tenth, so the boss could say Kaddish for his late father of blessed memory.

    After the prayer, I put on my jacket to depart. The assistant asked where I was going.
I said that they were closing, so I was leaving. He then said that the boss had said to let me have whatever I wanted, since I'd helped him honour his late father's memory.My response was that I did not want to be 'rewarded' for doing what any Jew should do [helping a fellow Jew honour his parent's memory], and I did not want to make him have to stay longer, since doubtless he'd had a long day.

    He said, in Hebrew, "Behavior begets behavior", a classic ZaHaL [IDF] statement, and asked what my ID number started with [based on the first 3 digits, most Israelis can figure out when you were inducted into the IDF],  and in which unit I'd served. 
My problem was that I did not have the cash on me to get more than a few sizes of collars.

     If I'd had the cash handy, I could have got 20 sizes from 3mm up to 30mm. Another problem was that I needed to buy 100 of each size. I would have needed about US$ 350 to get everything. I should have left him to measure out [they had special scales - he set the code and it measured out 100 of each], and run to an ATM, and got the cash.
But I felt guilty keeping him in after work, so I only have 2 sizes. But if one fits, they are really gorgeous.
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« Reply #30 on: August 26, 2018, 04:57:58 am »

Hi Rube,

I have deep pockets but short arms when it comes to parting with large sums for bottles so tend to avoid the major auction houses  Grin

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« Reply #31 on: August 28, 2018, 08:07:37 pm »

George,

Thanks for responding!  I wonder what type of bird it is, too, and I think you're probably right that is a male vs. female comparison.
Nice to see another example.


Cheers,

Rube.

This one describes this bird as a magpie, but I still can not understand why one type has a crown and another does not..


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« Reply #32 on: August 28, 2018, 08:43:49 pm »

George,

This one is is ruffled and it's called an eagle:

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/18369/lot/172/

I don't know what to make of it!

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« Reply #33 on: August 28, 2018, 10:01:32 pm »

Where is Geoff? We need his ornithological expertise here...
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« Reply #34 on: August 28, 2018, 10:12:30 pm »

George,

This one is is ruffled and it's called an eagle:

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/18369/lot/172/

I don't know what to make of it!

Cheers,

Rube.

I am going to go out on a limb and say that the auction house does not know what an eagle looks like... Does not look like an eagle to me..
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