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    Question Topkapi deco clear glass bottle with screw cap

    Hi,

    I recently broke a glass screw top bottle I bought a number of years ago that I use for milk. I looked on the bottom and, although I bought it at the Domglas factory outlet or employee store (a friend worked there) a number of years ago, it says "Topkapi" with a flipped-over 7 on the bottom along with a square with a bottle mark placed in the square diagonally. I've been searching on the internet and found eBay photos of the same type of bottle (long since sold) but I can't find any history other than NUMEROUS references to Topkapi Palace in Istanbul and no references to a specific company or glassworks. I also found fancy stained glass and a lamp. One of the eBay sellers described the design on my clear glass bottle as Art Deco which makes sense - that's why I like it 😊 It also has a very practical shape for gripping to allow safe pouring out of the contents. I've attached a photo.


    I wondered if perhaps Topkapi is a school of thought/design but, if that were the case, would it have a Topkapi mark? Doesn't the mark denote the manufacturer or designer??


    I was hoping your knowledgeable members might have some insight they could share.
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    I'm guessing that this was something that Domglas was distributing after buying it from a foreign country - maybe Turkey? In Domglas's sunset years they may have done distribution as well as manufacturing. It should have the Domglas logo on it if it's one of their products. I wouldn't exactly consider it art deco as it doesn't date to anywhere near the art deco era.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChloeC View Post
    Hi,

    I recently broke a glass screw top bottle I bought a number of years ago that I use for milk. I looked on the bottom and, although I bought it at the Domglas factory outlet or employee store (a friend worked there) a number of years ago, it says "Topkapi" with a flipped-over 7 on the bottom along with a square with a bottle mark placed in the square diagonally. I've been searching on the internet and found eBay photos of the same type of bottle (long since sold) but I can't find any history other than NUMEROUS references to Topkapi Palace in Istanbul and no references to a specific company or glassworks. I also found fancy stained glass and a lamp. One of the eBay sellers described the design on my clear glass bottle as Art Deco which makes sense - that's why I like it It also has a very practical shape for gripping to allow safe pouring out of the contents. I've attached a photo.


    I wondered if perhaps Topkapi is a school of thought/design but, if that were the case, would it have a Topkapi mark? Doesn't the mark denote the manufacturer or designer??


    I was hoping your knowledgeable members might have some insight they could share.
    Weird shape Hugh cream maybe?

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