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Offline Glasetcetera

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Floor decanter
« on: January 22, 2007, 05:37:21 PM »
Any idea where this floor decanter comes from? Blenko, Scandinavian?

http://new.photos.yahoo.com/glasmuis/photo/294928804194126842/0

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Re: Floor decanter
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2007, 05:54:42 PM »
Oops! said Yahoo... they seem to have mislaid your photo... the message from your link is....

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Re: Floor decanter
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2007, 08:33:45 PM »
Thank you Anne, second try ... (sorry for the very small picture)

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-4656


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Re: Floor decanter
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2007, 09:51:43 AM »
"Genie bottle" 1960/70s Empoli. If you google them also try Jenny and Janie, they're often grossly misspelt especially in the in the US.
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Re: Floor decanter
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2007, 01:13:43 PM »
Ivo, thank you. So you think it's Italian. I have found a (almost) similar one at eBay but also without any information about the origin.

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Re: Floor decanter
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2007, 03:10:01 PM »
They are not rare at all. The other day there was a film production company looking to buy 100 of these. Don't know if they managed that many - but I would not be surprised if they did.
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Re: Floor decanter
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2007, 11:32:01 AM »
 ;D
They're not floor decanters, they're top-of-the-kitchen-cupboards-decanters!

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/chopin-liszt/kitchenbottles1.jpg

They're cheap and cheerful, I like them.

I can't see what pattern is on your bottle - does the pattern of the stopper match the pattern of the base? I think some patterns are harder to find than others. Also, some are much nicer than others, and some colours are harder to find than others.

There's a picture of one in Andy McConnell's book! They must be on thier way up....
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Re: Floor decanter
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2007, 12:41:43 PM »
There was another company who made this sort of decanter, called Pilgrim, i dont know if your's is, maybe Sue can tell, BTW, i love the top of your cupboard Sue  :)

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Re: Floor decanter
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2007, 02:03:27 PM »
Wicked Sue!!! ;D I love these too - I've got a couple which I'll probably bung in my shop because they're funky and affordable.  I have a particularly nice blue cased one though - also Italian I think but probably confused for Holmegaard.

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Re: Floor decanter
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2007, 02:10:35 PM »
 ;D
I don't really know what they are. Mostly Italian. I got them for decorative value only. Stuff gets manky in the kitchen.

Notice the "poisson volante", stuck in one that doesn't have a propper stopper.
As I said, cheap and cheerful. I won't pay more than £5 for one, and if I pay that much, it needs to be unusual! (but that's just me >:D)
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