Posted 7 years ago
G'day from Down Under,
I found this beautiful leather bottle while op-shopping, it cost me a whole $15 and I could barely hide my joy at such a discovery. The shop assistant said that it had been gathering dust there for at least 8 months so obviously no-one in my town had a clue as to what it was!
When I got home I googled it but couldn't find any details. So I put it on an antique lovers facebook page and this is the reply I had:
Leather-covered Mythical leather-covered bottle:
Quote from site: “This is a Vintage glass liquor covered in genuine leather. Most likely from the 1960's. It is four sided with a different depiction from Greek Mythology on each side. One side depicts Perseus cutting off the head of Medusa. One side shows the 'Three Graces'. One side shows a hooded man, not sure who this is. Lastly, we have one side with a naked God, most likely Zeus.” “Measures 11 inches tall."
So, now I am trying to find out the origin and history of my little find! I have found a few leather covered bottles on ebay which come from either Italy or Spain but no mythological patterns to be found.
Can anyone identify the hooded man/hermit from Greek mythology?
Any assistance in locating any history or origin of this item would be greatly appreciated.