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Analysis of a 'Floater' Bottle

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« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2021, 08:58:55 pm »

Dear Giovanni,

    I am always impressed by how you think, based on a practical, engineering type mind and honed via real life hard work.

Of course that would have been the reason lapidaries hollowed out bottles as well as they could!

But hearing the word 'floaters' used to reference snuff bottles since my earliest days as a collector [ Mar.-May 1970;  I believe the first person to refer to a 'floater' while we talked, was the late Nathan Katz of blessed memory, in Toronto. Mr. Katz collected snuff bottles, netsuke, and a myriad of other subjects, both East Asian and Western], it's always seemed to me that they were made this way to float!
As if  Chinese snuff bottle collectors and users ever floated their bottles.

It sounds silly now, though I will continue to refer to 'floaters'... Roll Eyes Shocked Grin
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Joey Silver, collecting snuff bottles since Feb.1970

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