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Offline Marty

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« on: May 31, 2006, 02:07:15 PM »
this curious glass ( ? ) item. It weighs a little over 1 lb.
It appears to have been formed in one piece, as I can't detect any
longitudinal or circumferential part line.
The workmanship is of very high caliber & the glass is crystal clear.
It is 5" high, with a 4" diameter tapering down
to a 2 1/4" dia. having a 1 3/4" inside diameter
that extends 2" inside forming a bottom around
a convex protrusion from the other end.
There is a 1/4" hole in the center of the large flange end extending 3 1/2"
into the cone shaped cavity which more or less forms a vial.
My question is: What is it?
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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2006, 04:36:56 PM »
As a suggestion it may be a piece of architectural glass, or something like an insulator as seen on Ian Macky's site?

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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2006, 04:48:21 PM »
Ian referred me to this board.........Marty


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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2006, 06:05:41 PM »
Upmarket inkwell.
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2006, 07:49:43 PM »
Thanks, Any idea who may have made it, or where they are sold?
  Marty


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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2006, 08:47:01 PM »
Made by lots of companies, in lots of countries and often to special order for another non-glass making company. Inkwells are rarely ascribed to a glass manufacturer, although ink 'bottles' were often made by the ink-makers themselves and are generally crude.
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2006, 08:53:44 PM »
Also, this one is quite large and does not look like it would have had a lid. It is the type that could have been placed on desks in a bank or trading house for the use of customers. Agewise it could be any period from 1930's backwards. Possibly Victorian. As it is unchipped it might never have been used.
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