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  • posted: January 10 @ 9:10am
This is a cool Chinese orb thing that my dad gave to me. It was reverse painted through a small hole in the bottom by an old lady who has been doing it all of her life. I tried to get the orb clearer and myself blurrier, but I couldn't figure out the settings (no photographer, I). The painting is really amazing, especially when you consider that it was painted in reverse, through a hole in the glass and the painting itself has amazing detail. Truly a work of art.

Comments

alijoon says:
(Insert smart comment on how to get the picture settings right here)
Posted: Jan 10th, 2010 - 9:28am -
SoulGlo1976 says:
That is very cool. Take it to Antiques Roadshow. It might be worth thousands!
Posted: Jan 10th, 2010 - 9:29am -
ThatGuy says:
That is incredible. We can see it well enough to get what you're talking about. Great gift.
Posted: Jan 10th, 2010 - 9:30am -
brandon says:
So awesome. Good to meet you Friday!
Posted: Jan 10th, 2010 - 9:45am -
tedford says:
i can't even fathom that kind of skill.
Posted: Jan 10th, 2010 - 10:01am -
Sir Walshington says:
jeez. amazing what humans are capable of when they dedicate their entire life to a craft.
Posted: Jan 10th, 2010 - 10:07am -
runningantelope says:
thats really cool
Posted: Jan 10th, 2010 - 11:21am -
runningantelope says:
details!
Posted: Jan 10th, 2010 - 11:22am -
c dub says:
gimme yo emails:
send it to
"crswd1" at the google type mail place
Posted: Jan 10th, 2010 - 11:26am -
Brian says:
Wow ... that is amazing! Painting that through a small hole must have taken her years to perfect.

Also, your beard is looking strong!
Posted: Jan 10th, 2010 - 12:13pm -
keifel says:
that is an amazing piece.
Posted: Jan 10th, 2010 - 12:13pm -
michaeljstraub says:
That's an incredible work of art. The shot turned out well enough regardless of your lack of photography knowledge. The one eye blocked makes for cool perspective

Oh and @brandon was right, it was good to meet you
Posted: Jan 10th, 2010 - 1:10pm -
kidstatic says:
they'll king you when you have amazing balls.
Posted: Jan 10th, 2010 - 1:34pm -
Yogi Beard says:
That thing is awesome!
Posted: Jan 10th, 2010 - 2:22pm -
irishsquire says:
cool thing to have. do you know how old it is?
Posted: Jan 10th, 2010 - 3:05pm -
HiImTerry says:
@irishsquire, I don't think it's old at all. In fact, I think I remember my dad telling me that the lady had set up shop in the airport. Still, it's hand painted so I guess the location of her studio is inconsequential.

I wish I could read the Chinese writing on the top of the box as that might tell me more about it.
Posted: Jan 10th, 2010 - 3:25pm -
Johnny Rebellious says:
That thing is amazing! I wish I knew more about it and/or could see a better shot of it. Have you ever brought it to an "expert" of sorts and tried to find out more information on it?
Posted: Jan 10th, 2010 - 4:24pm -
Johnny Rebellious says:
Faved.
Posted: Jan 10th, 2010 - 4:24pm -
emsiizilla says:
At first I thought this was some sort of baby toy. But then I read about it and it sounds pretty awesome. Thank goodness for literacy.
Posted: Jan 10th, 2010 - 8:23pm -
yourfavorite says:
Can you do any cool orb tricks like Bowie in Labyrinth?
Posted: Jan 10th, 2010 - 11:12pm -
Just Jamey says:
Dude, that is super cool!
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 10:28am -
flainez says:
I just discovered this shot... and after reading the description, I'm really amazed!!!
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 12:33pm -
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