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    Posted 10 years ago

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    Hello to all....we just purchased what appears to be a green see-thru glass bottle/pitcher and can't find out just what it's for. It's about 12-1/2" tall and the body is about 7" wide. It has a curved spout from one side of the bottle and..strangely...has what appears to be a "bubble" blown into the other side that protrudes into the body of the bottle/pitcher about 4-1/2". The glass has some small bubbles that indicates to me...maybe incorrectly...that it's fairly old. The bottom is concave. The body is wide up until about 7" from the base and it narrows into the long neck that is flared at the top and appears to take a cork like an old wine bottle would. If anyone can give us an idea of what it's use & name is we'd really appreciate it. Thanks so much!!

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    1. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 10 years ago
      the "bubble" was used to hold ice to cool down the liquid without watering it down.
    2. Esther110 Esther110, 10 years ago
      This is one of a couple of versions of the spanish 'porron'. It is used for wine, and you drink by pouring the wine directly from the spout into your mouth. The trick is to learn to swallow without closing your mouth, or you will end up with wine all over your face!
      The bubble, as VikingFan said, is for ice. This would be a newer version. Regular porrons don't have that. Porrons are still used today, and typically come out at picnics, bbqs and family gatherings.
    3. Esther110 Esther110, 10 years ago
      Almost forgot, it's missing a cork stopper for the bubble, to prevent the ice from falling out and getting you all wet...
    4. Esther110 Esther110, 10 years ago
      Sorry...I forgot...again....
      Google images of porron valenciano, and you will find yours minus the bubble.
      Sorry again for the multiple's 12:30am here...*yawn*
    5. tomneu, 10 years ago
      WONDERFUL RESPONSES!! This is our first time posting on Collectors Weekly Show and Tell and it's been a really great experience....we found out in about 1/2 hour what we've been searching for for two weeks! We'll be back to this site more ofter.
      Many, Many thanks to both Esther110 and VikingFan. God Bless!! Tom
    6. TallCakes TallCakes, 10 years ago
      this looks lile a Princess House "Old World Italian Wine Cooler"
    7. cindyjune cindyjune, 10 years ago
      We had those when we went to a "Deadhead" concert. It's a wine carafe, put the ice in the small bubble so you don't water it down. Uh oh, giving away my age!
    8. tomneu, 10 years ago
      Thanks for the comments from both cindyjune and TallCakes today!! Very helpful information.
    9. Megq2u, 10 years ago
      We had one growing up, when company came we had italian and mom made sangria.
    10. Mrj303 Mrj303, 10 years ago
      I have one of these but mine has the cork. It's in my items that I listed on here in my portfolio.
    11. Piere Montabologna, 10 years ago
      I believe that's an early bong.
    12. Esther110 Esther110, 10 years ago
      No, it's a decanter.
      Whether you use it to pour into glasses, or drink straight from it, depends on where you are and with whom.
      I have a few, and use them regularly at bbqs and parties.
    13. Esther110 Esther110, 10 years ago
      I wish I could post a pic in this response column. :(
    14. Debbie, 10 years ago
      I had one of these in the mid 1970's and used it as a decorative piece. I'm not sure where I got it, maybe Princess House, but I remember it had a straw-like stopper on top and there was something similar for the ice bubble. I understood it to be a decanter.
    15. Rebecca, 10 years ago
      This is a vintage Princess house hand Blown Old world italian wine cooler ( Iits a example of italian bubble glass. On average it worth seems to be going from 30.oo to 300.00 Just google it and you will see all the pics your heart desires.
    16. LoriMarie, 10 years ago
      I just bought one today at the thrift store for $3.75! It included the straw topper and the stopper for the center bubble! What was also great was that in the center bubble was a piece of paper explaining about the "Old World Italian Wine Cooler" AND the receipt for it from Princess House! From what I can tell, it looks like the person bought it for $12.39 in the 70's or 80's due to the 5% sales tax charged. Gotta love thrift stores! Definitely a cool find!
    17. twizzler twizzler, 3 years ago
      I received one of these from my boss today, all there with cork. I read the comments but can someone tell me about what year this was made? I searched bottle & seen no dates. Thank you
    18. Maegarazzi Maegarazzi, 2 years ago
      I’m so happy to find this post! My family had come across one of those buried under our home 23 years ago. I can absolutely see how it’s used for sangria or a wine decanter.
    19. iggy iggy, 2 years ago
      Very cool, I have one also!

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