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Offline krsilber

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Re: Is this a depression glass decanter ?
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2008, 01:54:59 AM »
Credit crunch?  What credit crunch?  The American Way Glass Co.'s most fashionable new item is the Jussay charger.  And then there's the popular Costa mint dish.

Pamela, yep, looks blown to me.

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Re: Is this a depression glass decanter ?
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2008, 03:22:47 AM »
 I am located in Canada. Thanks Anne for tips on my clearing up my pictures.It is hard to get a pic of the bottom because of the design all over the bottle it distorts the look of it.The bottom is a circl with no markings. It curves inwards slightly. There is some air bubbles  in the glass. So it is looking like it might be a blown glass wine bottle or decanter, possibly. Thanks all for your input I do appreciate it.I love looking at everyones pictures and seeing hoe great everyone is at breaking down what it might be.Its very cool. Thanks Kim

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Re: Is this a depression glass decanter ?
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2008, 01:38:25 PM »
Decanter ?
No. I would say not. While historically not all decanters had stoppers, in modern times they are generally expected to and this, IMHO and as Christine suggests, looks to have been designed for a "wired-in cork". In  any case not designed for re-use and with a narrowing rim definitely not designed for decanting.

Size ?
You do not give it and it may be relevant. If oversized it may just be a fun decor item with no intended practical use. If a more modest/ medium size then may have been the container for a (probably) carbonated drink.

Blown ?
Yes but machine blown I would say. Look at the neck.

Looks like the pale green of window glass. Many drinks bottles are re-cycled these days but from window glass ? It can be misleading to read too much into glass colours for identification purposes... so possibly re-cycled.

This is not of the Depression period IMHO but at least 3 decades later if not more.

Depression Glass
In UK we tend to use Art Deco, if of that style. If not then "art deco period" or  by decade (20s / 30's).  In conversation about the period, older people especially may refer to "the depression years" but "depression" is not used in glass or antiques generally as far as I know.



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