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    Posted 8 years ago

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    This stunning blown perfume bottle arrived today, I bought with a ‘BIN’ very cheaply and normally I would say!... unfortunately it has a chip to the rim and missing it’s stopper but!... I’m not going to with this one!

    I bought it knowing about the chip and the reason why I got it so cheaply but! it is the most beautiful bottle so! I don’t think at all….”unfortunately!”

    There is so much going on! on this entirely hand decorated bottle, it has been ruby cut to clear with a deeply cut panelled body which is covered with a fine fine frit?... the tightly packed spirals that cover the clear body, are a work of art!… I love the fact you can see they are not perfectly all the same, clearly! hand done…
    The ruby design has been framed with a cream enamel which has been framed in gold.
    A deeply rope-like cut base which is so thick makes the rest of the bottle seem like it is sitting separately on it on.

    Stands approx... 16cm or 6.1/2 inches tall.

    Bohemian mid to late 19th century, and I would say mid rather than late.

    If anybody could help me identify who made it that would be wonderful, thank you! thoughts were Harrach or? possibly Josephinehutte.

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    1. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Hello Phil..thank you!...:-)
    2. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Yes! me too, very much!.. they seem to bring a real human element to it somehow, I think because they aren't perfect!..:-)
    3. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Many thanks vetraio...:-)
    4. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      Stunning my friend!!!!
    5. Manikin Manikin, 8 years ago
      Beautiful inky !!!!!!!!!!!!! love it
    6. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 8 years ago
      I think Harrach is very likely. gorgeous...
    7. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Hello BELLIN..thank you so much for confirming that for is very beautiful and I am pleased you think so too!...:-)
    8. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Many thanks Moonstonelover21 and Manikin even though not perfect I love it too! and think the work on it worth admiring and saving!...:-)
    9. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Greatsnowyowl that is wonderful thank you!... I did think Harrach or even Josephinenhuette I really don't mind.. just nice to is a work of art and I love it!....:-)
    10. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 8 years ago
      It could be JH. I just said very likely Harrach.. It's a fine old quality piece for sure!
    11. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Many thanks smiata ~ Greatsnowyowl~ bratjdd and LoetzBuddies...:-)
    12. Justanovice Justanovice, 8 years ago
      Just drop dead Gorgeous!!!!!!! I would have bought it too!!
    13. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Justanovice thank is a stunner is it not!?...:-)
    14. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Many thanks JayHow ~ Mac63 and blunderbuss2 ...nice to see you blunderbuss2!...:-)
    15. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Many thanks S2G...:-)
    16. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Many thanks manddmoir and nldionne ....:-)
    17. artislove artislove, 8 years ago
      wonderfull piece!!!!
    18. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Many thanks sslamsslam ~ bratjdd and kygurl32..much appreciated!...:-)
    19. inky inky, 8 years ago
      artislove thanks so much for stopping to comment and the love...:-)
    20. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 8 years ago
      Superb - of course!! : )
    21. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Many thanks miKKo...:-)
    22. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Many thanks Moonstonelover21 ~ AmberRose and LeahGoodwin....:-)
    23. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Many thanks Manikin.....:-)
    24. Stillwater Stillwater, 8 years ago
      You know what we call perfume bottles which have lost their stoppers? Bud vases :P

      (And you don't have to give me a "many thanks," I'm sure you've got better things to do)
    25. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Thank you Stillwater.
    26. Stillwater Stillwater, 8 years ago
      Aw I didn't mean to make you mad, I just saw a dozen comments you made thanking people and I didn't want to bother you again to do it.
    27. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      So pretty. Lovely detailing. In way, Still is right, wouldn't a beautiful flower look just divine with this?
    28. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Stillwater..No! idea how you can tell if I am ‘mad’ or not but! I never have anything better to do when it comes to being friendly and polite to my fellow CW’s.

      AmberRose I don’t think I could find a flower that would do this beautiful perfume bottle justice and I have a few to choose from, it is so much more beautiful than the photos show, many thanks for the love and stopping to comment….:-)
    29. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Many thanks mikelv85.....:-)
    30. Stillwater Stillwater, 8 years ago
      I don't know, I guess I took it wrong
      I just didn't want to bother you
    31. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Many thanks mikelv85....:-)
    32. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 8 years ago
      Hello, dear inky! May this find you well and filled with joy!

      Put the thinking cap on my small brain and came up with some ideas. Agreed - very difficult to find a blossom or arrangement grand enough to stand up to the 'vase', but you of all persons could do it. If you used white trumpet flowers as the main attraction, they'd have to have height and dramatic form. How about the Giant Himalayan Lily stalk?

      Or, if not, giant white poppies that had been embellished with a judicious bit of the finest florist-grade, very fine golden glitter or opalescent/pearlescent spray? If poppies used, perhaps would benefit from addition of a ruff of pleated fine golden net:

      Or enhanced by blanching a manzanita or other similar branch and using it as an anchor/frame for addition of further flowers - similarly enhanced, or even a golden bird or golden fruits or leaves on branch.

      Curved spirea branches could be arranged to form a frame for other flowers.

      Bells of Ireland with white calla lilies would be beautiful, too.

      Giant white moonflowers and white hydrangeas, as well as peonies, and orange blossoms for fragrance would be lovely, too. Wonder if magnolias grow in NZ....

      Finally, you could make the blossoms themselves glow in the dark if you chose. Here is an excellent article that provides instructions on methods.

      Here is a video clip that shows one method and the results.

      One day when you need a challenge, you might have a good time assembling a grand floral arrangement for this vase? If you do, I hope you'll post a photo, as you have an artist's keen eye and flair.

      Best! miKKo : D

    33. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Lol! mikko you make me smile so! :-))))))...I do like the thought of fragrant flowers as I do love anything smelly..:-)... and yes! moonflowers sound good ..I have lots of different magnolias growing around the place, the turning circle in front of the garage has a white magnolias has a six foot hedge around it to hide and to soften the concrete and it does glow at night when in flower, which won’t be long now....:-)
    34. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 8 years ago
      Howdy, inky! Well now, I predict that we shall have a grand arrangement soon! Your garden is a Paradise. By the way, one last suggestion, this would look great with a tiny Christmas tree in it. A tree with tiny needles, large spaces between the branches - with branches accented with a bit of snow, a tall 'stem' or 'trunk', and with suitable Christmas ornaments. Take care, kind soul. I'll be answering your email after I brew a cup of coffee. : D
    35. Shawnl86 Shawnl86, 8 years ago
      Holy cow what a piece inky, its hard to nail down what the best part of it is! its all wonderful!
    36. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Hello Shawnl86! is rather sumptuous isn’t it...I love it!...:-)
    37. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Many thanks lisa and bratjdd....:-)
    38. Shawnl86 Shawnl86, 8 years ago
      I have to say again, this piece really catches my eye! :)
    39. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Many thanks Shawnl86 ~ aldo78 and Monstonelover21
    40. Shawnl86 Shawnl86, 8 years ago
      I have to ask, how much was the BIN?
    41. inky inky, 8 years ago
      Hello Shawnl86...If I remember correctly it was $18....and don't forget I am talking NZ dollars.. so a very good price.. well I think so anyway!..thanks so much for your interest!...:-)

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