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« on: December 22, 2015, 06:36:38 am »

At an auction this bottle has been described as painted with a “strange fish between two waves”. How they can be so ignorant? It is more than clear that it is a clam! Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2015, 07:11:20 am »

Hahahaha....
Giovanni, it is a bat.

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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2015, 10:01:40 am »

Dear YT,
you see by the smiling icons that I knew that. I was expecting other suggestions, who knows, a red devil maybe? Grin
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2015, 02:35:26 pm »

Dear Giovanni,

      How did the auction house date this obviously modern enamelled porcelain?
Ca.1990-2010?
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2015, 03:19:37 pm »

Dear joey,
I did save the picture days ago, because I found it so funny. I don't remember from which site, sorry.
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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2015, 03:32:13 pm »

Dear Giovanni,

    Not a problem.
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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2015, 05:26:44 pm »

Dear Giovanni,

I knew that you knew... Hahahahaa

From the picture with the luck-hk seller name. I used to always looked at his shop in EBay.
This bat bottle is still selling for 26.99 now and described as a bat motif and dated post 1940.

A buyer must have put this bottle up at a small auction house and change the description to mislead bidders.

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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2015, 12:27:28 am »

I thought it was a squid with red wings....  Sad
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« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2015, 02:02:55 am »

That is an interesting possibilty Tom, I didn't thought that Grin Grin
Dear YT, may be I saw it on ebay indeed, I really don't remember. May be someone informed the seller that it is a bat.
Anyway, it happens often here that snuff bottles are described as being perfume bottles.
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« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2015, 05:54:36 pm »

Dear Giovanni,

I can wholeheartedly understand your feeling now. The amount of bottles that we looked through in the Internet is tremendous. I don't think I remember 10% of it. The use of the screen shot option in the phone is easy but almost always SS the photo and not the details.

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