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Offline gjkelel

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Okra Glass Scent Bottle - Stopper Modified?
« on: Yesterday at 07:11:10 PM »
Hi, I just found this site nad was hoping someone could help me.  I purchased this Okra Glass scent bottle off of ebay and in the picture I thought the stopper looked odd, but in person it really looks like someone modified it (possibly as a result of previous damage).  It is shinier and smoother than the rest of the stopper.  The seller identified it as "Icarus Wings", but I don't know if that is correct or not.  They do claim to have extensive knowledge with Okras Glass.  The bottom is etched with: Okra 1987 - BF ( or 13 ) TPSB - No 35.  Thanks for your help!  :)

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Offline keith

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Re: Okra Glass Scent Bottle - Stopper Modified?
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 07:31:29 PM »
Hello and welcome, we have a number of Okra pieces but would need to see a close up of the stopper and a picture of the base if you would, don't recognise the initials but it does look like a genuine Okra piece, the stoppers do tend to be taller, see pictures, so it may have been ground down to cover some damage, ;D


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Re: Okra Glass Scent Bottle - Stopper Modified?
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 07:41:14 PM »
Here is a picture of the bottom from the listing.  I will post some more pics when I get home tonight.  Thanks for your help!  The seller said this item was in excellent condition so if the stopper is modified I'd like to at least get a partial refund.


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Re: Okra Glass Scent Bottle - Stopper Modified?
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 09:00:45 PM »
Hi, welcome to the board! :)
Thanks for telling us the images you have posted belong to the seller and not to yourself, I understand why you've done it, but it is against the rules here to use images you do not own the copyright on, because the board could get sued for it.
A link to the original auction is fine - (if the images are still there) that way, they are still in their appropriate context and there is no copyright issue.

It is fine to post the images if you have the direct permission from the owner to do so, but given you're asking about how right your bottle is, I don't think that they might be that helpful.

I hope you don't mind, I'm going to ask a moderator to remove them.
We will just have to wait until you can take your own pictures.  :)

To bring out any written marks for photography, it can help a great deal to rub a little talcum powder over them with your thumb. It sits in the indents made and highlights them nicely.

There is a possibility the studio would be able to make a proper replacement stopper for you, if you were interested. You could always contact them and ask.

Ok, I've just done a bit of checking. Okra are not currently making any glass, the current economic climate has not been good to them, but the chap who started it, Richard Golding is working elsewhere now.

http://www.stationglass.com/Pages/default.aspx

He still might make a stopper for you.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Okra Glass Scent Bottle - Stopper Modified?
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 09:08:17 PM »
Here's a link, which should avoid any copyright issues:

http://m.ebay.com/itm/351230023660?_mwBanner=1


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Re: Okra Glass Scent Bottle - Stopper Modified?
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 09:13:56 PM »
Thank you so much. I'm sorry for the picture SNAFU.  It won't happen again.


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Re: Okra Glass Scent Bottle - Stopper Modified?
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 09:49:29 PM »
The marks on the base are genuine, in my opinion, very much like others I've seen, as for the stopper it may be ok you could email R. Golding and ask if it is the correct shape, ;D


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Re: Okra Glass Scent Bottle - Stopper Modified?
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 10:01:45 PM »
Thanks Keith.  I did actually email him, but he hadn't yet responded and I didn't want to be too much of a pest.  I was trying to find images or anything online that would lead me to the answer and it looks like I came to the right place.  Everyone has been so helpful.  I have purchased a number of Okra scent bottles over the years and I was a little leery before I purchased this one, but seeing it close up I was pretty sure it was in fact modified.  I also emailed Mike after checking out his website and he verified my concern.  I'm hoping he can provide a little more info too.


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Re: Okra Glass Scent Bottle - Stopper Modified?
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 11:41:04 PM »
No problem, anything to help a fellow Okra collector, here's a few more from our now heavy laden shelves, ::) ;D ;D


 



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