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Jiaqing Medicine Bottle / Black Versus Famille Rose

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« on: January 18, 2020, 12:34:10 am »

George,

My reference is not to the gold being applied over an underglaze or overglaze.  It goes to the quality and precision of how it is being applied; high detail and craftsmanship.  This bottle reminds of the stenciled IPBs where the applied paint coloring is hurriedly applied and goes outside and/or over the stencil lines. 

Given the bottle’s small size (3.4 cm or 1 3/8 inches), this appears to just be a novelty piece made for export.

Though your reference could be correct, I suppose it could be a pretty and quickly produced medicine container from the Jiaqing period.  Maybe it’s value is like paying $2000 for a half size glass coca-cola bottle from the 1960s; NOT!!!! 

Charll 
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Charll K Stoneman, Eureka, California USA, Collector Since 1979.

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