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« on: July 06, 2021, 10:05:10 am »

There are a couple of snuff bottles coming up in a local auction in the UK this week.  I am quite interested in the turquoise and gold one - guide price 40-70 and the other, they refer to as amber style is guide price 25-40.

As a complete novice to collecting snuff bottles, I would appreciate any opinions.  Does anyone have any idea on dates etc...?

Thanks 


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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2021, 11:48:21 am »

Dear Julie,

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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2021, 01:33:23 pm »

Hi Joey,

Sorry about that!  They should be better now.

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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2021, 09:04:56 pm »

Hi Julie

My advice: don't buy!


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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2021, 09:26:50 pm »

I agree with Richard Julie..

These are truly not worth the postage it would take for you to receive them...

Keep hunting !   Wink
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2021, 01:33:45 am »

Hi Julie,

I strongly recommend taking the advice given on your "Hello" thread. Browse as many books and old auction catalogues as you can before buying any bottles.

It requires patience and will-power, but will reward you many times over.

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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2021, 04:02:31 am »

Thanks very much guys for all your thoughts.  I appreciate the honest feedback! 
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2021, 01:25:45 pm »

Yup. Listen to the sage advice here. I bought a couple of dogs before I finally learned my lesson.

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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2021, 07:20:06 pm »

Julie..

Do you have a favorite type of bottle medium ?  Glass, inside painted, porcelain, gemstone, etc ?
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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2021, 07:00:59 am »

Yes thanks definitely appreciate the advice before I dip in and buy a few big mistakes!

In answer to your question George, not really yet.  I've seen so many beautiful snuff bottles on the Bonham's auction site.  I think I need to get out there and handle a few before I decide on a type to start collecting.  Although I am totally fascinated by the technique of inside painted!
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« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2021, 11:58:06 am »

"The Collectors Book of Chinese snuff Bottles" really is the very best first book for new collectors Julie.

https://www.amazon.com/Collectors-Book-Snuff-Bottles-Stevens/dp/0834801191

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« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2021, 01:16:42 pm »

Julie,  I agree with everyone here but George's advice seems heresy to me.
For me, the obligatory first book is the late Lilla Perry's Snuff Bottles.
The late Bob Stevens, who was a good friend of mine, wrote a great book,
and I think it should be the second book.
But Lilla Perry's must be first, because it sort of educates you to be a collector...
But I'm biased.... Roll Eyes
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Lilla Perry's book is the 'Bible' for most collectors starting out. It was certainly mine.
Bob Stevens' book is the encyclopedia.

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