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is this really a Caithness perfume bottle
« on: September 23, 2011, 01:41:12 AM »
I hope this query doesn't contravene board rules - apologies and please remove if it does.

I am sure the seller genuinely believes it is as it is labelled and stickered. I've bought from this seller before he seems a very good honest trader.
But I just don't see Caithness when I look at it - shape and colours look (IMHO) more like modern Mdina. But did Caithness do anything like this?

I'm tempted to buy it just to be able to handle it !

http://www.trademe.co.nz/a.aspx?id=409730742

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Re: is this really a Caithness perfume bottle
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2011, 06:51:30 AM »
It looks like Mdina to me!


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Re: is this really a Caithness perfume bottle
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2011, 01:42:45 PM »
!00% Mdina. Post '75.
A label with string is easy enough to tie onto a neck - I can't make out the label, but it doesn't look too Caithnessy either.
The seller could well have found it "disguised" like this. It's so obviously Mdina that nobody with a wee bit of info/experience about it could possibly mistake it. It's a tad overpriced!
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Re: is this really a Caithness perfume bottle
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2011, 03:06:23 PM »
Disregarding the glass itself, and just looking at the stuck-on label, that looks to me to be like the one in GlassGallery here: http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-13678



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Re: is this really a Caithness perfume bottle
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2011, 03:09:47 PM »
That is the label  I though it was too Ann., 00's plastic label

I have sent a friendly email to the seller and told him what I think - I have bought from him recently - my other Murano duck which is currently flying from NZ over to me was from him. Will see what he says.

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Re: is this really a Caithness perfume bottle
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2011, 03:13:04 PM »
I thought it looked a bit too black Anne, but that could be just a fartiact of the light and the photo. I couldn't read anything on it.
It's still not Caithness.

The difference in value between a common wee Caithness posy and this common wee Mdina bottle is negligble, and neither are worth much to start off with. Perhaps, (including hefty postage) somewhere around £10......
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: is this really a Caithness perfume bottle
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2011, 03:42:54 PM »
I copied, zoomed in and enhanced it Sue. :kissy:

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Re: is this really a Caithness perfume bottle
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2011, 03:47:05 PM »
Tekniqual wizzardry rulez :smg:
Any chance you could enhance me?  :t:
Cheers, Sue (M)

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