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Asia Week Dealers Stress Provenance

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« on: March 30, 2011, 05:06:32 am »

Not being an expert, this is just my two cents...

It is quite often I look at bottles that sell for one or several thousand. Even one or several hundred for that matter. I can not for the life of me see where the prices come from.

This does not apply to me as inside painted bottles go. I have much to learn about these.

I especially notice it with stone bottles. Especially agate, and Jade. I have a pretty good eye and can see the difference between an aged agate and newer agate bottle. Jade is the same way. Actually, I would have to have a Jade bottle in my hand though before I could be absolutely sure of it..

I have seen a lot of stone bottles sell for hundreds and up into the thousand dollar range. I'm telling ya..., they show no age, not a thing special about the body shapes.

As far as this poor old souls normal collection.. ?  Excluding the inside painted bottle category.. When it comes to start building my stone bottles up, I am quite sure that I can pick out some killer 100.00 bottles that will look as good or better than most overpriced stone bottles.. The exception being Jade. I think a nicely shaped Nephrite is going to be a bit pricey.

Ok.. I am done rambling. Time to walk over to my small but growing collection, handle and enjoy a normal collectors collection !

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