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    Posted 3 years ago

    Kevinnaylor
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    Hi all. This is a chinese snuff bottle that i got from an old house clearance. I don't know alot about these, im assuming its ivory or bone? But unsure?. There is marking to the base, but again i have no info on these either. I do like it and thats why i kept it, as i find it a charming little thing, and sits in my glass cabinet. I find alot of the information online confusing, and understand that there are a lot of fakes out there, im just hoping that mine isnt.

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    1. doodiewiz, 3 years ago
      Sorry to say, but it looks like resin. Have you tried sticking a hot pin in somewhere discreet like the base or inside the mouth? If you smell plastic you will know for sure.
    2. Master Master, 3 years ago
      If not it could be bone maybe lovely piece
    3. Kevinnaylor, 3 years ago
      Hi. THank you for your response. I will try the hot pin test and let you know.
    4. Kevinnaylor, 3 years ago
      Well I did the hot pin test and im gutted to say that this is made with plastic resin. The hot pin sunk into it slowly and gave off a resin smell. Oh well, still enjoy its looks just not valuable anmore. Thank you all for your help and advice.
    5. doodiewiz, 3 years ago
      Sorry to hear that! I've bought plenty of fake bottles, so don't be discouraged. It's part of the learning experience...

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