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Offline Tigerchips

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« on: July 26, 2006, 09:00:30 PM »
I once saw a snake charmer attributed to Pirelli on ebay though I do not know if this was true or not. Whatever it was, it made a lot of money.

Anyway, this is probably not it as I'm sure the one on ebay was a lot smaller.

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-2635

The green flat base appears to be ground down in places (?) and is probably not original?

Any clues as to who made it, etc, much appreiciated.

Thank's Tony.


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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2006, 09:41:42 PM »
It is a Pirelli, turquoise part is the original base.
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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2006, 09:57:16 PM »
Oh what a fun item! I love it.
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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2006, 10:06:40 PM »
Oh, wow, just when I tried to talk myself out of it, it's Pirelli afterall.  :lol:

Thanks a lot Frank, I've finally got a Pirelli piece.  8)

Has the base been tampered with or is it supposed to have those sloping bits on it?


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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2006, 10:49:28 PM »
The clear base is a later addition :shock:
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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2006, 07:19:03 AM »
I see, how do I remove it without smashing the glass? Warm water perhaps or should I leave it? It actually looks quite nice with the base on.

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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2006, 08:06:28 AM »
Try warm water (not hot), otherwise I would leave it. If you're going to sell it just explain that's how you got it. It may be uncommon enough to do well as is

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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2006, 08:25:07 AM »
I wouldn't risk the damage, quite scarce only a handfull shown up in the past year.
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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2006, 08:28:24 AM »
I'd leave it as is too, probably.

Glass that's been added to is always going to be more saleable than glass that's been broken.  :D

But if you feel you have to have a tinker, you might bode well with soaking it in nail-polish remover, which will likely dissolve the glue. Apparently lighter fluid works too.

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« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2006, 05:14:14 PM »
Thanks, yep, I'll just leave it.

Funnily enough, I saw a snake charmer a few years back but I can't remember what it looked like, do many companies make these?

 

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