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November 26, 2022, 05:29:20 pm
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« Reply #260 on: November 22, 2022, 06:23:55 pm »

John,

    Japanese-style mons [floral medallions], as illustrated on your latest B & W,
are actually often found decorating Imperial wares from ca.1715 to 1900.
The quality of your bottle is not as fine as #102 [ca.1760-1820]; #105 [ca.1851-1855];
or # 110 [ca.1820-1855], all in "Dragon".
I'd reckon your bottle is ca.1865-1900, and not necessarily Imperial [as indeed #110
is possibly not Imperial].
Re. the bottle with the doves and the Pekinese. A lot of bottles with a Pekinese subject
were made to honour the love of the Dowager Empress Cixi for this breed.
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« Reply #261 on: November 23, 2022, 08:05:50 am »

Joey, I would agree with the dating on the mons bottle. I think the Pekinese bottle could be earlier as the dog is paired with the 2 doves. The next bottle is an unusual miniature [41mm] with a lotus scroll over a wave ground. The neck is surrounded by 8 flower heads. Part of a B&W collection I bought out of N.Y.C. in 2015.


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« Reply #262 on: November 23, 2022, 02:03:30 pm »

Dear John,

     You are right. The bottles made to eulogise the Pekinese who died usually
display a pair of the dogs, or so I understand.
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« Reply #263 on: November 25, 2022, 11:53:45 am »

The next bottle [83mm] is the second of my foo lions examples. This one features the early neck decoration. From a small auction in 2009.


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