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Offline Max

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14"...mystery object!
« on: February 14, 2006, 05:46:42 PM »
Hmm...a mystery object!  Is it part of a chandelier?  Must've been a flipping BIG one...this bit measures 14" high!

It's very odd, and I paid £6.50 for it, just so I could stick it on the GMB!   :lol:

Between  the clear 'trumpet' part and the brown 'bottle' part, there is NO hole...the items are separate, although joined professionally.

I can't work out what the hell it's for.  Anyone have any idea??

http://i1.tinypic.com/nqr4eb.jpg

http://i1.tinypic.com/nqr4h2.jpg

Edit:  And the brown 'bottle' part is open at the neck.
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2006, 08:16:16 PM »
is it an upside down oil lamp reservoir?
Or a footed grenade?
 :?:  :roll:

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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2006, 08:53:52 PM »
I dunno Ivo!  It looks equally mad up the other way...

(http://i1.tinypic.com/nqvfrn.jpg)

Surely it must serve some purpose??  Bit of a fancy grenade if you ask me...   :shock:   :lol:
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2006, 08:57:39 PM »
My hubby said  'Maybe it's a chandelier bomb'.    :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2006, 05:06:33 AM »
An ornate ear horn? Something for listening to a baby's heartbeat in utero? Is the join hollow?

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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2006, 11:09:25 AM »
Good thought Cathy...but the join isn't hollow.   :(   Very ingenious suggestion though!  :D

Hmm...I wonder if I'll ever find out what the heck it is?  I suppose if no-one knows, I'll have to go back to 'it's a bit of a chandelier'!   :roll:
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2006, 11:33:47 PM »
Well how could I miss a post about 14" :oops:

Ivo may be right - see http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,4252.0.html just posted

The object is different but the idea is the same, see the foot - the top (of yours) looks  very much like items I have seen that take a light fitting - crazy sounding I know, but I wonder what it would look like with a shade?

Of course I think there would need to be a hole between the bottle and the clear glass fluted base, where the clear/gold flex would fit all the way through, the flex would come out one of the gaps 

I have seen similar items and the clear glass looks strong and very level as if it were made as a base.

Just an idea of course

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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2006, 12:48:27 AM »
Thanks Adam, but there isn't a hole between the 'bottle' and clear glass 'trumpet' shape.   And...In my opinion, neither end is appropriate for taking weight, nor is it totally stable when balanced on either of the two ends!

I think this is one item that will continue to stump me for a few years.  And I paid £6.50 for the priviledge!   :x  :P  :roll:
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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2006, 01:00:09 AM »
Ah well

At least I can see all your lovely Riihimaen in the background  :P  :P

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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2006, 10:27:13 PM »
Max

I got this photo from one of my 1960s Murano books - different, or should I say more simple form than yours but same idea. It shows they were a 'balancing act' as it were - these are closed off same as your item between base and main body

(http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/1689/ferro2ue.th.jpg)
Blown Glass shape by Giorgio Ferro c1958 - photo copyright Giacomelli 1960

May be wrong track, but I think your item is possibly an older or slightly different version of this?

Something to think about ......

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