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Jiaqing Medicine Bottle / Black Versus Famille Rose

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« on: January 18, 2020, 12:13:51 pm »

Dear all,
here is the bottle compared with a detail, covering exactly the same size of the bottle, of a Qianlong export tea dish.
Then, a gain the bottle compared with a detail of the same area of a Qianlong export tea caddy.
As you can see, nothing special about the detail of the bottle.
Also, in the long description of the bottle provided by Sotheby’s they say that, if you would enlarge that scene to the size of a scroll, it would perfectly look as a paint.
That is not true, if you can imagine it like the scene on a scroll, the house being in a landscape, between the tree and the mountains, it would result as being enormous.
That is a further example, if necessary, of the fact that the Auction houses do sell what they want, not only what is valuable. And especially, what belongs from inside the circus, regardless if really valuable or not.
My personal conclusion is what I said recently in another thread, commenting the Auction houses/magic bunch of dealers/collectors/provenance circus: do rely on your brain and evidence, not on what said by such personages.
Kind regards
Giovanni
PS: NOTE: This is Sotheby's, the top of the top!!! And the provenance too, the top of the top!!!!


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