Click On Globe To View Forum Visitors From Around The World

About This Forum

This snuff bottle community forum is dedicated to the novice, more experienced, and expert collectors. Topics are intended to cover all aspects and types of bottle collecting. To include trials, tribulations, identifying, researching, and much more.

Among other things, donations help keep the forum free from Google type advertisements, and also make it possible to purchases additional photo hosting MB space.

Forum Bottle in the Spotlight

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
November 26, 2022, 05:45:03 pm
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
 
  Home Help Search Contact Login Register  

BW bottle, strange figure

Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: BW bottle, strange figure  (Read 325 times)
Fiveroosters aka clayandbrush
Private Boards
Hero Member
***
Gender: Male
Posts: 3828



« on: October 01, 2018, 02:55:07 am »

Dear all,
I found this snuff bottle, 61 mm high.
I found the decoration strange, I think that it is representing something, some personage or story, which I donít know. Especially the figure who seems walking on water, with a strange headpiece.
Do you have some suggestion?
Thank you in advance.
Kind regards
Giovanni


* IMG_1.jpg (47.3 KB, 800x800 - viewed 43 times.)

* IMG_2.jpg (41.02 KB, 800x800 - viewed 26 times.)

* IMG_3.jpg (51.92 KB, 800x800 - viewed 39 times.)

* IMG_4.jpg (48.93 KB, 800x800 - viewed 23 times.)

* IMG_5.jpg (44.37 KB, 800x800 - viewed 18 times.)

* IMG_6.jpg (44 KB, 800x800 - viewed 21 times.)
Report Spam   Logged

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

George
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Gender: Male
Posts: 11227



WWW
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2018, 03:57:48 am »

The one figure reminds me of what I thought could be an acrobat that was on a jet bottle, but I have no idea for the reverse side.


* acrobat.png (161.9 KB, 245x318 - viewed 28 times.)
« Last Edit: October 01, 2018, 04:11:58 am by George » Report Spam   Logged

"Experience Each Experience To The Fullest To Obtain The Most Growth"

Snuff Bottle Journal
Fiveroosters aka clayandbrush
Private Boards
Hero Member
***
Gender: Male
Posts: 3828



« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2018, 04:49:07 pm »

Thank you dear George. I do not see clearly the acrobat on your bottle. Is him walking on water?
I am not sure of course, but the decoration on my bottle is so strange that I suppose that both scenes are related.
Kind regards
Giovanni
Report Spam   Logged

George
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Gender: Male
Posts: 11227



WWW
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2018, 11:03:41 pm »

Not walking on water.. He is just about the dragon in water.  The way they are both postured seemed similar..  I may be barking up the wrong tree..

I would guess the same as you in regards that the two scenes would be somehow connected.

Report Spam   Logged

"Experience Each Experience To The Fullest To Obtain The Most Growth"

Snuff Bottle Journal
Fiveroosters aka clayandbrush
Private Boards
Hero Member
***
Gender: Male
Posts: 3828



« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2018, 02:24:47 am »

Dear George,
what he has in his hands? He could be Kui Xing, God of the examinations, who is associated to the God of literature Wen Chang.
Usually he is represented over a dragon, and holding a brush in one hand and a box, or book, in the other hand. He is often represented with an ugly face and body.
Often, in the scene there is also a constellation, where he lives.
Here he is on a small brushpot of mine.
Kind regards
Giovanni


* IMG_7.jpg (295.74 KB, 1152x1536 - viewed 30 times.)

* IMG_12.jpg (302.99 KB, 1536x1266 - viewed 25 times.)
Report Spam   Logged

George
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Gender: Male
Posts: 11227



WWW
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2018, 03:40:57 am »

He is holding a flag and his attire seems more carnival/acrobat like..

Your information about Kui Xing "over a dragon" is sure interesting.. Thank you for sharing that !
Report Spam   Logged

"Experience Each Experience To The Fullest To Obtain The Most Growth"

Snuff Bottle Journal
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by EzPortal