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Author Topic: Beautiful Victorian Carafe... I think?  (Read 439 times)

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Offline pegwellbayantiquities

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Re: Beautiful Victorian Carafe... I think?
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2013, 04:15:26 PM »
What a shame lol! I got all excited, the harsh direction changes makes me wonder how this scratch arrived in such a strange place and what caused it  ::) oh well, so basically i'm most likely looking at a late victorian, early edwardian carafe most likely by webb? Not bad for a 1.50 investment!  8)

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Re: Beautiful Victorian Carafe... I think?
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2013, 04:54:12 PM »
It's not a carafe; it's a decanter without a stopper, unfortunately

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Re: Beautiful Victorian Carafe... I think?
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2013, 05:03:46 PM »
Ergh my bad i meant decanter ... long day ... the hunt for a suitable stopper begins

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Re: Beautiful Victorian Carafe... I think?
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2013, 07:13:39 PM »
hate to be a pessimist about your chances of finding a stopper, but...........         Stoppers for cut and moulded bodies will often reflect the same decoration as the decanter, which you might think should make life a bit easier when hunting for the missing part.   Unfortunately, the chance of finding the correct stopper is just about zero - although that shouldn't stop you from looking  -  there are collectors of stoppers, and good early ones especially coloured examples are great pieces for show.         There are occasions when it's woth picking up a 'stopperless' decanter - if for example the pattern is rare and and valuable or whatever, but if the body is of no known provenance then it's best to leave alone - there are plenty of bodies that still have the top bit.
However, if you are looking, please do remember that I need stoppers for Webb's 'Ribbonette' and Stuart 'Villiers' bodies ;) ;)

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Re: Beautiful Victorian Carafe... I think?
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2013, 09:56:34 PM »
Haha yes i know, stoppers that fit are notoriously difficult to find however i do have a few contacts that collect stoppers so i may have a little luck finding at least a half decent fit with a nice bulbous top! I'll keep an eye out for the ones you need to :D

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