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November 26, 2022, 04:46:38 pm
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Unadorned Agate Snuff Bottles

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« Reply #60 on: November 19, 2022, 01:12:01 pm »

Giovanni, it looks like the flint sits inside the hollow shaft.


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« Reply #61 on: November 21, 2022, 07:51:58 am »

The next bottle [66mm] is from a larger group with these destinctive rounded smiling handles. They must all come from the same carving shop.


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« Reply #62 on: November 22, 2022, 05:44:25 am »

I must admit that I've never liked these short 'Taotie'.
Especially on polychrome enamelled porcelain bottles
of a stylised shield shape [very wide shoulders tapering inward,
then flaring outward a bit and finally tapering inward toward the raised foot rim].
I've always thought them late 19th C.

I still don't like them, but this Agate/Chalcedony bottle is more pleasing
than the porcelain examples, in my opinion.
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« Reply #63 on: November 22, 2022, 12:17:37 pm »

Joey, maybe the height of the bottle makes it a little more balanced. Most of the porcelain examples I have seen are not very well done.
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« Reply #64 on: November 22, 2022, 06:23:27 pm »

John, 
You may well have a point.
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