Thanks for coming in and having a look. I'm glad people are still interested.
Kumquat, your collection makes me GREEN with envy! Lovely bottles!
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Kumquat, the last bottle is simply wonderful
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Thank you both! Primrose, I take that as a high compliment! Green is one of my favorite colors, too!
So as not to waste a space, I am posting another pic of my new cameo bottle.
I love these bottles, Kumquat. I particularly love this last bottle with the blue striped glass. There is something very alluring about it.
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1800's lay-down, etched with gold leaf inlay.
This would have had rose oil or similar in it.
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Thanks, Mimi, I forgot to say, the blue striped one is tiny, only about 2.5 inches long.
Did you just get that? I think I was watching it too. Good job I didn't bid.
A Moser- probably. Enameled decoration.
The bottom is ground perfectly smooth and etched with #37.
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This etched piece has a ground stopper that has a '9' inscribed on the bottom of the piece to match.
Yet another English cut crystal piece.
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I really love the blue bottles in your collection.
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Beatiful thread Kumquat. A pleasure to look and reed.
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More beautiful bottles! I hadn't stopped by in while, but glad I did. You know how I feel about the blue ones ... they take my breath away!
My mom has a frosted glass powder jar similar to yours. I'll have to take a picture of it one of these days for you to see.
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That would be fun to see. I have included those as a little hint of how I use them in my collection. There are mirrors and other dressing table items, too. I really am running out of room. I don't want to become an actual hoarder. Since I am a painter as well as a photographer, I'm hoping to include these in some still-life paintings in the future.
These are stunning and the thread needs a bump so all of us newbies can gawk! Thanks for sharing your collection. I'd love to see them all together in display, if you have a pic of that.
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Thanks, Danieq! I do have a few posts showing most of the collection in my cabinets and on my shelves. It's kind of large so it won't fit all together in one shot.
Here's one I think I may have forgotten to show. It's a 'lay down' flask, probably late 1800's with gilt applied. It has rose oil still inside and the cork is broken off in the neck.
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Here are a few more photos.
Moser in applied gilt on the left. Hand-painted Limoges on the right.
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