Posted 7 years ago
So this is what you buy when you don't want to come home empty handed. Cheap and interesting sometimes has to do. This looks like it's a quality piece with the etching, gilding, and twisted handle and stem, but it's a bit worn and I think the stopper is missing. What I thought was a water mark in the neck feels too rough for that. The etched gilt band is about 40% gone but the spout and the base are still nice. I'm thinking Czech/ Bohemian. The gilt and etching seem a little to fussy for an Italian piece unless it's Venetian than maybe but I'm not sure..