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« Reply #280 on: March 26, 2024, 11:08:34 am »

Joey, I would say 1800 to 1850. This next bottle [62mm] is from the Collection of Al Stempel. Good carving with a lot of longevity symbols.


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« Reply #281 on: March 26, 2024, 01:16:51 pm »

Dear John,

    You are correct. When I wrote '19th C.',
I actually meant ca. 1800 - 1850.
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« Reply #282 on: April 01, 2024, 12:08:08 pm »

Another blue overlay [58mm] with interesting carving. The one side looks like acanthus leaves but I am not certain. From an auction in 2005.


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« Reply #283 on: April 01, 2024, 03:46:17 pm »

Beautiful bottle.
The side with 2 figures shows peach tree foliage.
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« Reply #284 on: April 02, 2024, 01:33:58 pm »

The next bottle [60mm] is a black overlay on milk glass featuring a koi and lotus and a crane and millet. From an early auction in 2002.


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« Reply #285 on: April 02, 2024, 01:48:03 pm »

John,

   It looks well made, but I don't like Black overlays.
They look 'depressing' to me. Embarrassed Cry
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« Reply #286 on: April 10, 2024, 07:24:57 am »

Joey, I hope you will like this one as it is my favorite black overlay [55mm]. Very detailed carving of the butterflies and a nice footrim.


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« Reply #287 on: April 11, 2024, 05:29:00 pm »

John,

   I can see why it's your favourite Black overlay.
It's now my favourite black overlay as well.
Black on Pink is not at all depressing!
A Beauty,
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« Reply #288 on: April 12, 2024, 10:33:30 am »

Cheerful!
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« Reply #289 on: April 12, 2024, 12:33:35 pm »

Joey and Jo, I hope you are both cheered up! This next Yangzhou example [61mm] features an unusual scholars rock motif. From an internet auction in 2005.


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« Reply #290 on: April 12, 2024, 07:31:34 pm »

John,

  Your Yangzhou example is very interesting, especially since these
are traditionally called 'Yangzhou Seal School' and dated to ca. 1820-1880,
but yours is 'sans' seal.
But very fine and looks in very good condition.
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