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Offline web44ca

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Cut Crystal Figural Cruet Set
« on: November 28, 2012, 06:31:32 PM »
This cut crystal fish cruet set is a complete mystery in terms of origin & age ... on-line research has not revealed any information ... any info. / comments that may ID. this glass will be much appreciated.


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Re: Cut Crystal Figural Cruet Set
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2012, 11:23:46 PM »
Hello and welcome to the board. I love your fish cruet, it's fabulous! I don't know how we'll get on with finding a maker, it reminds me somewhat of my two mystery (salt?) boats in an earlier topic here: http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,5269.0.html Let's see what others think. :)


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Re: Cut Crystal Figural Cruet Set
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2012, 09:52:16 AM »
very unusual  -  I have trawled (forgive the pun) various sites selling cruet sets, but have seen nothing like this, so am assuming quite rare.


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Re: Cut Crystal Figural Cruet Set
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2012, 11:23:35 AM »
What are salt and pepper tops made of? Pic? Also pics of bases, stoppers and fish eyes....
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Re: Cut Crystal Figural Cruet Set
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2012, 02:35:32 PM »
I saw a vaguely similar beast in Amsterdam at the weekend - but it was a whole ship kitted out with bottles and salts and mustards.... a good bit bigger than this. I'd never seen one before.
Now I can't remember if it was in a shop, or at the massive posh antiques fair we went to (the sort where there are added 00s at the end of normal prices - and you have to ask the prices of things, they're not displayed. The sort of "do" you go to people watch, because the uber-rich are a truly peculiar lot and quite frankly, they're more interesting than most of the stuff).
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Re: Cut Crystal Figural Cruet Set
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2012, 04:16:15 PM »
quote........."and you have to ask the prices of things, they're not displayed".............well, you know what they say  -  if you have to ask the price you can't afford it. ;)

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Re: Cut Crystal Figural Cruet Set
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2012, 05:04:35 PM »
Paul, I do know the normal prices of some things... and I could see that 00s had been added. Those uber-rich just don't know they're being taken to the cleaners. They seem to place the value of what they pay onto a bit of tat, not what it should be.
If it's expensive, it must be good! They're just clueless.
For example, there was a fairly straightforward looking, slightly lumpy rectangular vase - thick, with a misty sort of blue centre. Nothing particularly stunning. It did have Per Lutken's pawmark on it, but I ain't paying £1500 for a boring, waterstained, scratched lump like that, even with a pawmark. (it was one of the rather cheap things there)
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Re: Cut Crystal Figural Cruet Set
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2012, 07:26:40 PM »
suppose you could argue that it's a good thing that clueless people part with their shekels - re-distribution of wealth etc.    I see the down side of being super rich more in terms of there being nothing to get the adrenalin going - no heart stopping excitement for something you discover because of knowledge - you know there's nothing you can't afford.      I never saw Getty looking excited and happy.       But then again, I'd know how to handle wealth ;)

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Re: Cut Crystal Figural Cruet Set
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2012, 07:52:14 PM »
They don't part with nearly enough of their shekels - if folk want the economy to improve, then the money needs to be circulating. Trillions shored up in tax havens abroad ain't circulating.
The so-called "trickle-down" theory beloved of the wealthy does not hold water.
For every $100 that disappears up, only $4 trickles down.

But yes, I agree completely. How on earth do they ever manage to have fun or excitement?
Cheers, Sue (M)

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