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    Posted 5 months ago

    Angus100
    (46 items)

    This small, milkglass(?) Decanter has been in the family for several generations.
    I would be grateful for any information you could give me. There are no identifing marks...

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    1. kwqd kwqd, 5 months ago
      Anchor Hocking moonstone perfume/cologne bottle. It originally had cork on the stopper. Maybe 1950s. Lots of these on ebay. I have one or two.
    2. keramikos, 5 months ago
      Angus100, I think kwqd is right. My family had one, too, and I had to identify it along with all the rest of the bric-a-brac. :-)

      Per Everything But The House:

      *snip*

      A vintage Wrisley perfume bottle by Anchor Hocking. The Moonstone Clear bottle features an opaque reeded neck, a translucent oblate body with a hobnail pattern to the exterior, and a spherical milk glass stopper. The bottle was made between 1942-46 by Anchor Hocking for Wrisley of Chicago.

      *snip*

      https://www.ebth.com/items/7814689-1940-s-wrisley-moonstone-clear-perfume-bottle-by-anchor-hocking

      https://www.replacements.com/crystal-anchor-hocking-moonstone-clear-opalescent-wrisleys-cologne-bottle-with-stopper/p/68966031
    3. Angus100 Angus100, 5 months ago
      Thank you all! I learn so much from posting items on here! Still leaves me wondering how my depression era grandparents ended up with so many wonderful things...this is such a wonderful website, and tool for learning.
    4. keramikos, 5 months ago
      Angus100, You're welcome. :-)

      I suspect the answer on your grandparents (as with mine) is that a lot of these things weren't considered all that special in their day.

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