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Offline Ohio

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Ormolu Set of Four Bottles
« on: July 22, 2011, 05:48:25 AM »
Sorry for the photos, but too much bling for good pics. Dealer I know steered me to an estate that was having a private sale although not much glass. Grandkids were having the sale & grandkids were in their 60's like me. All they know that this was from a great uncle who was in the shipbuilding business & brought this back from europe in 1906 to give to his wife & they like me didn't have any idea of what it was for & it had set in various cabinets in various homes passed down & never used for anything. Four bottles 11 1/2" height with 3" triangular edge on each bottle. Ormolu is brass & covers everything, cherubs, etc. Bottles are frozen in place inside the Ormolu, set weighs in at 8 lbs. bottles from what I can see are think glass, bottoms look polished, cut stoppers, its a bit overboard. Now I have seen smaller sets of three bottles where the bottles were maybe 4" high & these were supposedly vanity bottles, but I cannot see four 11 1/2" heavy bottles being used as any type of vanity item & its a bit impractical for any type of decanter set. I used alcohol to remove a think coat of dust on the outside & inside even though the stoppers were in place. So my questions are....what was the purpose of this piece & what is the opinion on country of origin? Thanks, Ken

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Re: Ormolu Set of Four Bottles
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2011, 06:15:00 PM »
Bath oils.
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Re: Ormolu Set of Four Bottles
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2011, 08:39:10 PM »
 :hiclp: Frank I really appreciate the bath oil ID & I never would have guessed that in a million years. With your help I was able to locate sets such as this one. Thanks, Ken

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Re: Ormolu Set of Four Bottles
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2011, 11:22:54 PM »
Oh wow Ken, that is blingy! I like it a lot.  :sun:

I've seen similar sets by Bruder Rachmann in the Sudetenland (now part of Czech Republic.) Might be an area to explore... Frank posted a bit about them in this topic too: http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,28028.0.html

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Re: Ormolu Set of Four Bottles
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2011, 12:09:40 AM »
Rachmann bros example (http://www.glasscatalogue.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/a44923f83f9482ebafeb6eb1dea4b25d.jpg) courtesy Glass-Study.COM - I think this one is more likely French...
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Re: Ormolu Set of Four Bottles
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2011, 12:13:25 AM »
Ahhh I've found a Rachmann example in Frank's post here too Ken:
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,16640.0.html - hope that helps a bit more.

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Re: Ormolu Set of Four Bottles
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2011, 12:14:10 AM »
Oops! Frank posted it whilst I was looking something else up as well...  :-[

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Re: Ormolu Set of Four Bottles
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2011, 01:33:34 AM »
Thanks Anne appreciate the link. I think I got a fairly good buy on this piece. Ken

 

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