Green Chinese Snuff Bottle Resin or Soapstone

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by kraftblue, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. kraftblue

    kraftblue Well-Known Member

    This bottle stands 3 1/4" tall. No marks although the base has the modern tool mark look. It is a liitle cool when you touch it. Any idea on age?

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  2. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Is even the flat bottom only a little cold when you first touch it?
     
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  3. kraftblue

    kraftblue Well-Known Member

    Bronwen, it is. Having a hard time deciding which it is.
     
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  4. kraftblue

    kraftblue Well-Known Member

    Think I am leaning towards resin.
     
  5. ulilwitch

    ulilwitch Well-Known Member

    At first I thought it was kind of nice then I couldn't figure out what the pictures all were or what they represented. Looks kind of creepy to me now.
     
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  6. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    Try scratching the bottom of the base with your fingernail.
     
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  7. kraftblue

    kraftblue Well-Known Member

    It leaves a mark but not a scratch. Probably not soapstone.
     
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  8. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    I am too. Hard to explain why, subtle cues.
     
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  9. kraftblue

    kraftblue Well-Known Member

    Thank you Bronwen.
     
  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I sold one pretty similar to yours years ago and it was serpentine/soapstone. Which doesn't mean yours is, but I would guess it is.
     
  11. kraftblue

    kraftblue Well-Known Member

    Thanks Any, still looking at this darn thing!
     
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