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Posted 1 year ago

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inky
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This stunning blown perfume bottle arrived today, I bought with a ‘BIN’ very cheaply and normally I would say!... unfortunately it has a chip to the rim and missing it’s stopper but!... I’m not going to with this one!

I bought it knowing about the chip and the reason why I got it so cheaply but! it is the most beautiful bottle so! I don’t think at all….”unfortunately!”

There is so much going on! on this entirely hand decorated bottle, it has been … ruby cut to clear with a deeply cut panelled body which is covered with a fine fine frit?... the intaglio tightly packed spirals that cover the clear body, are a work of art!… I love the fact you can see they are clearly! are hand done…
The ruby design has been framed with a cream enamel which has been framed in gold.
A deeply rope-like cut base which is so thick makes the rest of the bottle seem like it is sitting separately on it on.

Stands approx... 16cm or 6.1/2 inches tall.

I believe it to be Bohemian mid to late 19th century, I would say mid rather than late.

If anybody could help me identify who made it that would be wonderful, thank you!

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  1. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Hello Phil..thank you!...:-)
  2. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    It is beautiful, love the circular designs.
  3. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Yes! me too, very much!.. they seem to bring a real human element to it somehow, I think because they aren't perfect!..:-)
  4. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Many thanks vetraio...:-)
  5. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 1 year ago
    Stunning my friend!!!!
  6. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    Beautiful inky !!!!!!!!!!!!! love it
  7. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 1 year ago
    I think Harrach is very likely. gorgeous...
  8. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Hello BELLIN..thank you so much for confirming that for me..it is very beautiful and I am pleased you think so too!...:-)
  9. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Many thanks Moonstonelover21 and Manikin even though not perfect I love it too! and think the work on it worth admiring and saving!...:-)
  10. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Greatsnowyowl that is wonderful thank you!... I did think Harrach or even Josephinenhuette I really don't mind.. just nice to know...it is a work of art and I love it!....:-)
  11. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 1 year ago
    It could be JH. I just said very likely Harrach.. It's a fine old quality piece for sure!
  12. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Many thanks smiata ~ Greatsnowyowl~ bratjdd and LoetzBuddies...:-)
  13. Justanovice Justanovice, 1 year ago
    Just drop dead Gorgeous!!!!!!! I would have bought it too!!
  14. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Justanovice thank you...it is a stunner is it not!?...:-)
  15. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Many thanks JayHow ~ Mac63 and blunderbuss2 ...nice to see you blunderbuss2!...:-)
  16. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Many thanks S2G...:-)
  17. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Many thanks manddmoir and nldionne ....:-)
  18. artislove artislove, 1 year ago
    wonderfull piece!!!!
  19. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Many thanks sslamsslam ~ bratjdd and kygurl32..much appreciated!...:-)
  20. inky inky, 1 year ago
    artislove thanks so much for stopping to comment and the love...:-)
  21. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 1 year ago
    Superb - of course!! : )
  22. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Many thanks miKKo...:-)
  23. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Many thanks Moonstonelover21 ~ AmberRose and LeahGoodwin....:-)
  24. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Many thanks Manikin.....:-)
  25. Stillwater Stillwater, 1 year ago
    You know what we call perfume bottles which have lost their stoppers? Bud vases :P

    (And you don't have to give me a "many thanks," I'm sure you've got better things to do)
  26. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Thank you Stillwater.
  27. Stillwater Stillwater, 1 year ago
    Aw I didn't mean to make you mad, I just saw a dozen comments you made thanking people and I didn't want to bother you again to do it.
  28. AmberRose AmberRose, 1 year ago
    So pretty. Lovely detailing. In way, Still is right, wouldn't a beautiful flower look just divine with this?
  29. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Stillwater..No! idea how you can tell if I am ‘mad’ or not but! I never have anything better to do when it comes to being friendly and polite to my fellow CW’s.

    AmberRose I don’t think I could find a flower that would do this beautiful perfume bottle justice and I have a few to choose from, it is so much more beautiful than the photos show, many thanks for the love and stopping to comment….:-)
  30. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Many thanks mikelv85.....:-)
  31. Stillwater Stillwater, 1 year ago
    I don't know, I guess I took it wrong
    I just didn't want to bother you
  32. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Many thanks mikelv85....:-)
  33. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 1 year ago
    Hello, dear inky! May this find you well and filled with joy!

    Put the thinking cap on my small brain and came up with some ideas. Agreed - very difficult to find a blossom or arrangement grand enough to stand up to the 'vase', but you of all persons could do it. If you used white trumpet flowers as the main attraction, they'd have to have height and dramatic form. How about the Giant Himalayan Lily stalk?

    http://wanderlustandlipstick.com/blogs/debbysdepartures/2011/07/30/the-giant-himalayan-lily/

    Or, if not, giant white poppies that had been embellished with a judicious bit of the finest florist-grade, very fine golden glitter or opalescent/pearlescent spray? If poppies used, perhaps would benefit from addition of a ruff of pleated fine golden net:

    http://www.papermart.com/Product%20Pages/Product.aspx?GroupID=43965&SubGroupID=43942&origin=product_ads&utm_source=google&utm_medium=adwords&utm_campaign=product_ads#43942

    Or enhanced by blanching a manzanita or other similar branch and using it as an anchor/frame for addition of further flowers - similarly enhanced, or even a golden bird or golden fruits or leaves on branch.

    http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/230972/wedding-themes-branches-and-twigs/@center/285523/wedding-themes#226368

    Curved spirea branches could be arranged to form a frame for other flowers.

    http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/230972/wedding-themes-branches-and-twigs/@center/285523/wedding-themes#103344

    Bells of Ireland with white calla lilies would be beautiful, too.

    http://www.amazoniaflowers.com/Wholesale-Flowers--Bells-of-Ireland_p_24-73.html

    Giant white moonflowers and white hydrangeas, as well as peonies, and orange blossoms for fragrance would be lovely, too. Wonder if magnolias grow in NZ....

    Finally, you could make the blossoms themselves glow in the dark if you chose. Here is an excellent article that provides instructions on methods.

    http://chemistry.about.com/od/glowingprojects/a/Glowing-Flower.htm

    Here is a video clip that shows one method and the results.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vhcHuaArdg

    One day when you need a challenge, you might have a good time assembling a grand floral arrangement for this vase? If you do, I hope you'll post a photo, as you have an artist's keen eye and flair.

    Best! miKKo : D





  34. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Lol! mikko you make me smile so! :-))))))...I do like the thought of fragrant flowers as I do love anything smelly..:-)... and yes! moonflowers sound good ..I have lots of different magnolias growing around the place, the turning circle in front of the garage has a white magnolias has a six foot hedge around it to hide and to soften the concrete and it does glow at night when in flower, which won’t be long now....:-)
  35. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 1 year ago
    Howdy, inky! Well now, I predict that we shall have a grand arrangement soon! Your garden is a Paradise. By the way, one last suggestion, this would look great with a tiny Christmas tree in it. A tree with tiny needles, large spaces between the branches - with branches accented with a bit of snow, a tall 'stem' or 'trunk', and with suitable Christmas ornaments. Take care, kind soul. I'll be answering your email after I brew a cup of coffee. : D
  36. Shawnl86 Shawnl86, 1 year ago
    Holy cow what a piece inky, its hard to nail down what the best part of it is! its all wonderful!
  37. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Hello Shawnl86!...it is rather sumptuous isn’t it...I love it!...:-)
  38. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Many thanks lisa and bratjdd....:-)
  39. Shawnl86 Shawnl86, 12 months ago
    I have to say again, this piece really catches my eye! :)
  40. inky inky, 12 months ago
    Many thanks Shawnl86 ~ aldo78 and Monstonelover21
  41. Shawnl86 Shawnl86, 11 months ago
    I have to ask, how much was the BIN?
  42. inky inky, 11 months ago
    Hello Shawnl86...If I remember correctly it was $18....and don't forget I am talking NZ dollars.. so a very good price.. well I think so anyway!..thanks so much for your interest!...:-)

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