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Offline Roger H

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Ink bottle attribution
« on: July 20, 2012, 07:59:59 PM »
Any ideas as to when and who made this item.   The first impression was a strathearn cane but no, and I understand there are no strathearn ink bottles anyway(not officially ).  Then my wife mentioned Murano canes but no.  All these thoughts in 2 minutes. 
     I bought it because it was interesting.   Early 20th century may be more likely because of the green tint to the glass and the shape of the bottle.  But then is it really that far back bottle green glass was only used.   But look at the size of the well, four times bigger than usual or necessary.    Quite a lot of base rim wear. Concave base and rough pontil.
           There is a very similar cane used in a Bacchus weight but I can't imagine that.  The canes in the base are virtually level not raised toward the centre as is normal. ?????????????????????????
           Regards Ruminative Roger

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Re: Ink bottle attribution
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2012, 12:15:32 AM »
Hello Roger,although the canes are different and yours isn't covered in dust :o I've four of these and they were i.d'd as Chinese so I'd presume yours may also be ;D ;D

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Re: Ink bottle attribution
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2012, 07:35:40 PM »
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Hi Roger.

Chinese - 100% Chinese.  A fairly well known design. The glass is often dark tinged - anything from green-yellow to brown. Some have stoppers that are very tapered, around 3 inch long - but others have short fat ones (that do not always fit well).

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Re: Ink bottle attribution
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2012, 08:11:04 PM »
Thank you gentlemen, I can see the attribution now but I have never seen one before. At the price I paid
its an interesting object. ( 11).
     Because of the colour of the glass is it oldish or has it been coloured to suit the ink bottle era?
        Roger

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Re: Ink bottle attribution
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2012, 09:04:18 PM »
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Hi Roger

They do not command huge prices, but I think you did well at 11.00.  My belief is that these are no later than the 1960s, so 'oldish' is a fair description. I think the glass is naturally dark.

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