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    Posted 9 years ago

    Jonathon_0…
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    A little help here maybe? In 40 years of collecting old bottles and glass, this piece is my biggest mystery. I bought it from a collector in 1974 while living in Albuquerque New Mexico. My best guess is that it might have something to do with The Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico and around the world, also known as All Souls Day. It does not look like Mexican glass I am familiar with, however. It's very detailed and well made, right down to a finely ground and beveled rim. The bowl was blown into a three part mold, and is whittled and bubbly. I would have placed it in the middle part of the 19th century, but for the fact that is has no base wear. I have seen the odd bottle with no base wear, but not a utilitarian piece like a goblet. Any thoughts?

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    1. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 6 years ago
      I have seen Margarita sets that have all the same characteristics as this glass does, the color, undulations, the bubbles, etc., and they were all marked Mexico, from the 2000's. (Just not skull shaped).

      T A
    2. robin56 robin56, 6 years ago
      I think that you have 1950-1960 dia de los muertos wine goblets. They are probably hand made for a certain celebration. I know that they make an interesting conversation piece.

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