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Decanters158 of 788Small CruetGreen glass Decanter dated 1971  LIQUOR BOTTLE w/embossed ship
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    Posted 6 years ago

    stwillia76
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    I was at an estate sale today near Boston. And I saw this decanter. It was so hideous I had to buy it. If you look at the photos for detail you will see it has a lot going on. It looks to an Aztec design. If you look atthe front of the decanter you will see a glass face wearing an elaborate bird headdress. On one side are cacti. The other side, I do not know what it is. On the rear is also difficult to identify. There is a snake which stretches from one side to the other. The stopper is another headdress. There are colored stones used in this piece. When you look inside it, it is glass. I am not sure what the material surrounds the glass. Could be ceramic.
    I pretty sure this is Mexican because of the Aztec, Snake, and maybe an eagle mask.
    Has anyone seen anything like this? Just an unusual piece, and as ugly as sin, lol.

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    Comments

    1. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      I had to look at this immediately I read the title. Hideous, yes, fantastic, of course!
    2. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 6 years ago
      Haha, well at least it's an entertaining decanter!
    3. stwillia76 stwillia76, 6 years ago
      Well thanks for the comments. I'm sure it is new-ish. I think I will keep it around the house to amuse my wife, NOT. ROFL
    4. stwillia76 stwillia76, 6 years ago
      Still kind of curious as to what the creature is in back. Some kind of bird, turtle? And do you think that the vegetation on the side could be a palm tree or a flower? Seems this decanter had it all going for it but it came empty.

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