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samsonlzj
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« on: May 07, 2018, 11:59:10 pm »

Dear all,

Itís been some time since I last shared a bottle on the forum. This time Iím sharing a recent purchase of mine, a root amber bottle. Itís the first amber bottle in my collection.

Hope you all like it.

Provenance:
Dr. Sylvan and Faith Golder Collection.
C.K. Liang, Hong Kong, 1976.

Best to all,
Samson


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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2018, 12:22:25 am »

Congratulations dear Samson, nice pattern and for what we can see in the pictures the carving is of high quality.
Really nice bottle.
Giovanni
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2018, 03:21:30 am »

Dear Samson,

      As you know, I saw this bottle in your home in Mongkok, Hong Kong last week, and told you I gave it a ca.1780-1830 dating.
One thing about the photos - you need to add a face-forward photo of the taotie, for people to be able to judge the quality of the carving, which I quite liked, though it is not first rank quality.
I have a feeling that was the gentle suggestion by Giovanni, re.  "...and for what we can see in the pictures..." Roll Eyes Shocked Grin
    And thank you again for our expedition via Star Ferry and walking to and from the Manchurian Chinese restaurant. I really enjoyed the day.
    Best,
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2018, 06:22:14 am »

Samson,

What a beautiful root amber bottle!  When I first saw it, I mistakenly thought it was burl wood, with all the swirly grain.
The turquoise stopper really complements it well, too.

Congratulations,

Rube.
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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2018, 07:01:00 am »

Joey, you have the ability of exactly "reading" what I think but often omit to say clearly.
I am bit worried Grin Grin
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Giovanni
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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2018, 08:50:30 am »

That is beautiful. Looks as though it would feel wonderful in the hand.

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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2018, 10:12:55 am »

Really lovely bottle Samson. Congratulations!
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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2018, 05:42:09 pm »

Dear Giovanni,

    My late mom would say, "Great minds think alike, and fools seldom differ!".
The question is, which are we?  Roll Eyes Shocked Grin

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Joey
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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2018, 12:43:58 am »

Hi Samson,

Congratulations on your first root amber bottle! Very attractive swirl patterns.

Best,
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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2018, 02:14:37 am »

Nice say dear Joey, and it has validity too!
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« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2018, 01:57:10 pm »

Dear Giovanni,

      I thought you'd like my late mom's saying.
She had a lot of sayings like that.
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