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« on: September 19, 2005, 02:11:59 AM »
Hi...I just stumbled upon your glass board this evening and I'd like to say hello and HELP!! I have been searching for two years to find the maker of my cruet or perfume bottle...I don't even know what sort of a bottle it is. I hope it's not to rude of me to ask for help on my very first post. I'm going to try to attach a picture to my post and I hope it works.

The bottle is about 5 1/2" tall with the stopper. It has cut and etch designs (I'm not a glass collector so I hope I'm saying this right) that start on the stopper with a ring of tiny cut & etched oval dots. At the base of the neck of the bottle is an etched wave pattern, below the waves are little cut & etched dots, below it are larger cut & etched dots, then a thin cut band, thick etched band, thin cut band, greek key design...etc..There is a mark on the bottom of the bottle and on the stopper. It's either an etched 6 or g with a period. looks like this: 6.  or  g.  The bottle is very dirty inside but that's another story.
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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2005, 02:16:43 AM »
you may be able to see the design better in this picture:
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Here is the picture of the g. or 6.:
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Offline Leni

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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2005, 07:26:33 AM »
Welcome!   :D  

I think your bottle is likely to be a from a cruet set, not a perfume bottle.  I think the 6 or g is irrelevant to a certain extent, in that it is just a way of making sure the top and bottom were the right ones for each other, though someone else may know if the number or letter system links them to a particular maker.

I would love to see it cleaned up!  Have you tried denture cleaner, or 'magic balls'?    

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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2005, 08:25:01 AM »
Actually the 6 or the g. is relevant because it is a cursive captial "L" for Libbey Glass  :lol:

I have a small pair of wine carafes on my site with the same mark and a similar but not as elaborate decoration.

Libbey Wine Carafes

I noticed that I don't have a picture of the mark with the items.  Here is a link to some Libbey marks.  But on small or less expensive? pieces they only use the "L" and not the entire word

http://www.heartland-discoveries.com/glasslettersLO.htm


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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2005, 08:37:05 AM »
Quote from: "grayhorse"
Actually the 6 or the g. is relevant because it is a cursive captial "L" for Libbey Glass  :lol:

Oh well done, Connie!   :D  :roll:

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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2005, 11:46:35 AM »
Hi folks
I have seen this on top quality crystal decantors where the stopper is polished, a #6 or is it a # 9

 Leni you are on the right track, the stopper is is polished in the neck of bottle to ensure a perfect fit and the # is to ID decantor and stopper.

I have seen decantors with stoppers that look OK untill you see # on one piece is not the same as on other piece, so the stopper has been replaced with another one.

Hope this makes sense.

Tony H in NZ

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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2005, 06:29:09 PM »
Have you searched for the pattern around the middle? It's called Greek Key.

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« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2005, 06:50:41 PM »
You guys are wonderful! Thank you for your responses!!

Connie, I have been searching on the net for an example of a Libbey mark with a cursive L that looks like the one on the bottle and stopper but I haven't found anything yet. I'll still explore that avenue, though.

First, I began my search looking for glass patterns of various makers that also have used the Greek key design..there's lots..

Then, I looked for examples of the greek key design used with the little cut dots or ovals. Finally, I looked for makers that incorporate most or all of the design elements found on the bottle, paying special attention to the wave design, in their pieces.

I discovered the beautiful craftsmanship of Hawkes glass and I was kind of thinking that this bottle may be his or a maker during the same era with the same style??

I just don't know. Does it matter? I guess not but I just love this bottle. It's so light and fragile. I want to be able to attribute it to someone. If it's a cruet, I'd really love to find a match for it. You guys are great!! Thank you again for your responses.

 

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