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Author Topic: fun flask... New or old?  (Read 163 times)

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Offline BlueOctopus

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fun flask... New or old?
« on: October 03, 2019, 03:54:44 PM »
Hello, maybe Anne will shift my post to the animals, but this is a flask :) ;D

I baught this because it is funnny and a bit crazy. I think for a lamp work it is to heavy, it is around one kg highest point 24 cm and from head to tale 23 cm.

I know this fun bottles are sometimes very old, but is this as well? I doubt a little bit, too good in shape, only some little cuts on the rim and one foot is a little bit sharpe. The horse stands only on the tips, so you canīt see scratches from standing. The glas is green greyish.

old fun flasks are often dogs, but I know that somewhere I saw a horse, but I canīt find it again. Is here a expert that can see by the apearence how old this might be?

looking forward to your input

you see, I like glass in all shapes and ages ::) ;D ;)

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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: fun flask... New or old?
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2019, 04:06:07 PM »
I think many of these "fun flasks" are actually wasp traps.
You put some sweet jam and water in them, the wasps fly in down the funnel because they are attracted to the sweetness, then they drown because they cannot find their way out again.
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Re: fun flask... New or old?
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2019, 08:05:50 PM »
Something worth searching might be Scherzflasche?

It's probably not possible to tell without seeing the actual glass to be honest.
The reeded tail reminds me of later 19th century fashion (If I recall correctly) for applying reeded handles like this maybe?

Scroll down for an example here -
http://www.hvg-dgg.de/museen/franziskaner-museum-villingen.html

known as a Schnapspferd ?  So presumably for liqueur/Schaps/brandy?


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Re: fun flask... New or old?
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2019, 10:06:59 PM »
Scherzgefäß

That's the word I couldn't remember - try searching with that and maybe 19 j.h. afterwards  (although it may be 20th century - I don't know anything about these types of flasks and when they were fashionable).

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