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Author Topic: Clear glass hand holding a bottle - French  (Read 1536 times)

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Offline heartofsklo

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Clear glass hand holding a bottle - French
« on: December 04, 2010, 11:42:35 AM »
Unusual, or to me at least, frosted and clear hand holding a bottle. The hand is frosted with clear glass nails, clear button on the blouse cuff and the bottle is clear. On the outer base it has the word "DEPOSE" which roughley translates to copyrtight I think. The base has what looks like a rough pontil scar although the piece is obviously pressed.

I can only assume that the piece was filled with liquor or similar at one time and had a cork. The remnants of a dark thick liquid remains in the bottom.

Any ideas as to maker, use or age?

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Re: Clear glass hand holding a bottle - French
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2010, 12:57:07 PM »
From bottle maker Legras I'm 95% sure, and any time before WW1. These and similar figural bottles are found a lot on French flea markets. Déposé translates as registered.

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Re: Clear glass hand holding a bottle - French
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2010, 01:39:48 PM »
Thanks IVO. I have found others now and think that you are 100% correct with the attribution  :rah:

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