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What's special with these bottles? (auction)

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Solid_Snake
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« on: June 21, 2022, 09:22:20 pm »

Hello everybody,
Yesterday I followed snuff bottles lot at French auctions and this lot of 3 porcelain bottles was sold 11.000 euros without fees... Why this price?
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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2022, 09:44:51 pm »


Thomas,

I can not give you an explanation.   In my opinion the three bottle lot should be between $800 to $1200 USD, at most. None of these bottles are of exceptional quality.

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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2022, 11:12:11 pm »

I agree with Charll, these bottles do not appear to be exceptional.
Sometimes the only explanation is a bidding war by two bidders who are both determined to win.
Very lucky for the seller!

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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2022, 11:27:32 pm »

Charll, Tom, thanks for your replies.
Me too I actually found that the price was unjustified for these bottles so I'm reassured. At first I thought of an input error from the auctioneer now I wonder if this is not a manipulation to prevent online auctions and favor buyers in the room. With a correction of the final price to 1100 euros and not 11000.
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2022, 12:29:28 am »

The reason is that the inscription on the bottle on the right side is reporting where the treasure was buried. 😊
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2022, 12:35:16 am »

The reason is that the inscription on the bottle on the right side is reporting where the treasure was buried. 😊
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And the only way to read the rest of the directions on the other side of the bottle was to buy it...!  Grin  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2022, 12:44:00 am »

Hahaha, a hidden treasure map info perhaps!  Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2022, 01:19:26 am »

Guys,
The underglaze copper red on the left is Daoguang [ca.1821-1850] and actually very good;
and the one on the right is Daoguang or Xianfeng so before 1854.
I see damage on the middle one, but none on either of the two better bottles.
I could imagine paying up to US$1,500 each for the two, if there is no damage other than mild wear
consonant with age and use.
And US$100 for the one in the middle.
So, US$3100, or 2,950 Euros.
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