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What The Hell is this OddBall Bottle?

treeguyfred

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That is AWESOME Leon! I'm sorta weighing in with Robby on it. It could be Dutch or German I think. Age, somewhat uncertain. What does the bottom/base have on it? I think I see some gold gilding still on it here & there.... certainly not an average piece.. Quite desirable! I'm always pleased to find these rare oddities of art and function! Thanks for sharing it,
~Fred
 

willong

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Apr 22, 2009
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One of the Oddest Bottles I ever Dug. Anybody have a Clue what it could Be?
I'm inclined to think that it is not a "bottle" per se, but a flower vase, especially if the interior surface of that tapered neck is glossy smooth. By the way, are any mold seams evident? Or, is it free-blown?

However, if you find that the inside of the neck is ground to receive a ground-glass stopper, then I tend to agree with ROBBYBOBBY64, assuming that by "Dresser Bottle" he means a decorative but also functional container meant to sit upon an Victorian era lady's dresser table and intended to hold various toiletries.
 

ROBBYBOBBY64

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Jan 11, 2020
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I'm inclined to think that it is not a "bottle" per se, but a flower vase, especially if the interior surface of that tapered neck is glossy smooth. By the way, are any mold seams evident? Or, is it free-blown?

However, if you find that the inside of the neck is ground to receive a ground-glass stopper, then I tend to agree with ROBBYBOBBY64, assuming that by "Dresser Bottle" he means a decorative but also functional container meant to sit upon an Victorian era lady's dresser table and intended to hold various toiletries.
That is what came to mind when I said it. I am not an expert. They were usually ornate. Flowers and gold gilt accented were common.. Not that it couldn't be a vase or perfume. It just looks like a victorian dresser bottle to me.
ROBBYBOBBY64.
 

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