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Snuff Bottle with the theme: May you be promoted to a Marquis

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Joey Silver / Si Zhouyi 義周司
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« Reply #40 on: November 03, 2013, 12:22:30 pm »

   Like George, I also agree with you. They are true artists.

   Of course you are correct.
With modern tools the artisans are capable of work equalling or even surpassing the 18th & 19th C. wares.
But they give themselves away by 'gilding the lily' [doing things that earlier artisans would not have], and there is no wear.
I agree with Giovanni, that there will be at least slight wear, even on a hardstone like Crypto-Crystalline Quartz [Chalcedony/Agate/Carnelian].
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Joey Silver (Si Zhouyi 義周司), collecting snuff bottles since Feb.1970

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