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Agate carved with Peacock and dog.

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« on: April 02, 2018, 09:03:02 am »

This is one of 3 bottles I recently bought from a European auction.

I don't know if Bulls eye agate would be the correct description but the bulls eye side has a dogs head carved in the bulls eye and the reverse side has a peacock carved over the whole of the body.

It's very well and smoothly hollowed with a nicely worked footrim. 60mm high with a jadeite stopper and a good loose spoon (not pictured).

The carving of the dogs head is turned 90 degrees around from how you would expect so if the bottle was held flat in the left hand so snuff could be removed with the right hand it is seen correctly.

It could be possible that the peacock and dog were later works done to the bottle ?

Regards, Adrian.


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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2018, 09:33:11 am »

Nice one Adrian!

I really like the side with the peacock!

Cheers,

Rube.
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2018, 11:52:52 am »

The peacock it's very nice!!

Thanks for share it!
Albert.
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2018, 12:03:24 pm »

Thanks you two.

It's a shame the carving gets lost in the agate as the agate is featured enough without the carving and the carving is well done and would be easier to appreciate on a plain jade bottle for instance.

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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2018, 01:55:41 pm »

Dear Adrian,
 
     Tom L. is the expert on hardstone bottles, not me; but I think the bottle could be old, and the carving more recent. But very well done.
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2018, 05:44:32 am »

Nice one dear Adrian. I agree with you. Although the carving is very nice, it would be better if not there, due to the already complicated pattern of the stone.
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Giovanni
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