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Charll shared this beautiful Xianfeng (1851-1861) dated bottle depicting NeZha combating the Dragon King amongst a rolling sea of blue and eight mythical sea creatures.

Chinese Snuff Bottle Discussion Forum 中國鼻煙壺討論論壇
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 on: June 28, 2022, 10:35:51 pm 
Started by Wattana - Last post by MingWu
Thanks for sharing, John!

I just got this one lately. It is about 80mm tall without the stopper. I love it but too bad there's an internal crack. Maybe that's why there are some carvings on both sides. I think it looks more beautiful without the carvings.


 on: June 28, 2022, 11:32:44 am 
Started by Wattana - Last post by bambooforrest
This next bottle is unusual for its thin profile [11mm]. The bottle [54mm] still shows the polish marks and is very difficult to clean. The rounded sides taper to a flat foot and it is free-standing The slightly flared neck has an oval mouth opening....John

 on: June 28, 2022, 08:20:33 am 
Started by samsonlzj - Last post by bambooforrest
Richard, I agree. Not overdone to distract from the fine material and hollowing....John

 on: June 28, 2022, 08:14:38 am 
Started by samsonlzj - Last post by richy88
Nice, John!

Very clean carving.



 on: June 28, 2022, 08:10:55 am 
Started by samsonlzj - Last post by bambooforrest
This example is a much finer quality stone than the previous two [66mm]. It has fine interior polishing, a fine rounded raised carved footrim and bamboo  carved on the one side....John

 on: June 27, 2022, 09:26:35 pm 
Started by rpfstoneman - Last post by richy88
Hi John

Thanks. Just want to make sure that no one escapes!  Grin Grin

In Chinese, the bat sounds similar to Fu (福 blessing) and there is a common phrase, Wu Fu Lin Men (五福临门)  which means Five Blessings. Sometimes they were shown surrounding the Shou medallion, indicating longevity and blessings.

For your reference.


 on: June 27, 2022, 09:16:21 pm 
Started by rpfstoneman - Last post by richy88
I agreed. Another beauty indeed!

 on: June 27, 2022, 02:46:57 pm 
Started by rpfstoneman - Last post by Joey
Another beauty, John.
Thank you for posting it.

 on: June 27, 2022, 02:44:36 pm 
Started by Solid_Snake - Last post by Joey

    Great bottle, amazing stopper.

 on: June 27, 2022, 01:19:23 pm 
Started by Solid_Snake - Last post by bambooforrest
Another of of my favorites [55mm]. Possibly a jujube or some type of fruit? The awesome jadeite and silver top came with it. One wrap of paper to secure the top in the opening....John

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