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Offline glasswizard

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Bottle, Flagon, Strange decanter ?
« on: December 12, 2005, 07:55:42 PM »




Here is a strange item that I am not sure of at all. Just what is it? The Thistle is cut  or engraved if you will and very beautifully done. The "handle" part has cut lines, I suppose for ease of gripping. The base is ground and polished with a cut star. On the top though, the lines are ridges. My first thought of course was a container for Scotch, but who, what, when springs to mind. Help Terry

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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2005, 07:59:44 PM »
I have no idea but it's rather nice. The Scandinavians did coloured decanters with 'holes' in them like that.
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2005, 08:44:10 PM »
Whisky flagon ?

It's not really a bottle but anyway there's nothing like it here :
http://www.antiquebottles.com/whiskey/fame.html

It's not a decanter
But all the whisky flagons found online are all stoneware.
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2005, 09:03:05 PM »
Decanters with a hole in them are best known from Skruf, Sweden - except that this one looks very carefully designed and engraved and not their style @ all. I'd think it is more likely to be Scottish or French - I know that does not help very much  8)
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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2005, 11:36:06 AM »
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Very unusual indeed! I LOVE bottles/vases with these big holes in them. I believe that it is very difficult indeed to make them. :shock:
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