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Offline WhiteRabbit

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« on: March 19, 2006, 10:31:20 AM »
Can anyone help me out with some information on my claret jug?  I've had it for years, but I'm not even sure if it really is a claret jug.  It's about 7 inches high, and has four triangular panels of frosted, bubbly yellow, with three bunches of what I've always thought of as red, yellow and blue carrots between the panels.   :shock:  Any help would be much appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2006, 11:09:10 AM »
I think the wine connoisseurs might be apoplectic but it is one of the nicest eccentric objects I have seen in a while.
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2006, 11:14:10 AM »
It's funky- looks kind of Art Deco, but maybe late as 1950s.
Possibly Czechoslovakian? It probably had a matching set of glasses.
Just few ideas, anyway!
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2006, 11:22:08 AM »
I agree, Marinka.  I was thinking Czech also.


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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2006, 12:02:05 PM »
Thanks for your responses.  I like the eccentric comment. :lol:  I was never too sure just what I thought about it so I shoved it up on top of a high cabinet where it wasn't really too noticeable.  But somehow I always thought it was Italian.

Um ... do you think that they really are carrots?

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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2006, 12:13:04 PM »
Look more like peppers.
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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2006, 12:20:59 PM »
I agree, they look like sweet chilli peppers, which are popular in Eastern European cooking (paprika).
It's definitely not an Italian looking item.
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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2006, 12:52:44 PM »
Desna do a modern version of this type of decanter. May give a clue to area of origin perhaps, even if by a different maker?

I think this is such a fun piece though - I like it for it's quirkiness. :)

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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2006, 02:24:09 PM »
May I suggest Austria?
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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2006, 03:23:25 PM »
Anne - That's a great idea.  I thought I'd email Desna and ask if they could tell me anything, but I couldn't find an address on the internet.

I have also found a modern version called the Franmara Amphora, but again I can't find an email address.

Ivo - Austria sounds good, but how could I find out?  I'm a glass novice and I have no books, and I've no idea yet where I might get some.  Any advice you could offer to set me in the right direction would be wonderful.

 

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