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19th century CHINESE CINNABAR SNUFF BOTTLE

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    Posted 4 years ago

    southcop
    (181 items)

    CHINESE CINNABAR SNUFF BOTTLE, DOES ANY BODY KNOW HOw OLD IS?ITS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION,THERE'S A HALLMARK LOW DOWN,thanks for looking

    Mystery Solved

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    1. Zowie Zowie, 4 years ago
      What a wonderful item to own lucky you
    2. southcop southcop, 4 years ago
      thanks Zowie!!
    3. Zowie Zowie, 4 years ago
      Pleasure it is fantastic I love that sort of thing
    4. southcop southcop, 4 years ago
      thanks for the love Mikelv85
    5. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Hi southcop!
      Blunderbuss posted a similar one 2 years ago, my comment was:
      "Hi, have one, and under a magnifier could see very tiny "pearls" in the design (as in your's in the windows).
      I removed them with a needle and burned them... They melted with chemical odor!
      So: not ivory, neither bone but an early kind of resin!
      Anyway, it is not a new one but at least 40 years old."

      I can see the very tiny "balls" in some places on your's too! So, not cinnabar either...
    6. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Another one there:
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/30117-given-to-me-by-my-mother-curious-as-to-w
      It is evident I don't stand behind turtlezman big$ value opinion! ;-)
    7. southcop southcop, 4 years ago

      Kyratamgo: wrote a letter to a chinese expert here is the discussion thread: Obviously, this is a Chinese Carved Cinnabar Snuff Bottle, the bottle missing its cap, the bottle has some age but not real antique. You can find a similar bottle in the fallowing as reference.

      http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/11032933_antique-chinese-carved-cinnabar-snuff-bottle-signe
    8. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Sorry southcop, but I would certainly love having the expert's explanation fot the tiny "pearls" in the motif. They are even more obvious on the link provided...
      If it were carved, why did the maker carve these "balls" in places they have nothing to do?
      I recognize too it have some age, not new :-)

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