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Subject:snuff bottle
Posted By: david Fri, Aug 21, 2020 IP: 2607:fea8:1c20:6d6:6

Would anyone care to give me a date on this 3" blue and white snuff bottle? Thank you! David.

Subject:Re: snuff bottle
Posted By: Bill H Fri, Aug 21, 2020

Looks like a contemporaneous nontraditional Chineseish trinket made for the romantic 'Granny's gonna love it' tourist trade and having an anomalous base-mark of 'Made during the Daoguang Reign' (Dao guang nian zhi - 道光年製). My own Granny finally threatened to disinherit me if I ever gave her any more such stuff. :(

Pardon if I forgo another blah comment with something hopefully blatant enough to be recalled by each and every one in the forum who goes out looking for antiques but is susceptible to momentary "Great Find!" fantasies whenever encountering stuff like this, which is and shall forever remain a nickel and dime piece compared to anything actually mark and of the period of any Chinese reign.

Best regards,

Bill H.

Subject:Re: snuff bottle
Posted By: david Sat, Aug 22, 2020

Thanx again Bill H! your "granny" critique! david | Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries |