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March 26, 2023, 04:20:23 pm
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5 painted bottles - updated - new bottle added for your opinion

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« on: November 26, 2022, 06:01:48 pm »

George,
 
  If you mean the second of the two bottles in:
 on: November 13, 2022, 04:11:12 am

I think you are correct. The one with the weird, hat-wearing bird,
does look like a quartz bottle of the type seen during the Early Period
{Gan Xuanwen etc.].
Best,
Joey




@Joey
I wrote "crystal" but they may be glass...I looked with a magnifying glass without seeing any bubbles and the weight is a bit heavy so I thought of crystal. I believe we prefer to say "quartz"?


I am pretty sure this bottle is quartz. I can see what look like natural inclusions.
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