Glass Study Group - September 11, 2003
The Glass Study Group met in September with a topic of perfume bottles as our focus. We learned we did not all own perfume bottles. Other glass beyond the focus topic is always welcome. This month we were very diverse in our glass for discussion. In the image shown you will find a Rich Cut or "brilliant" basket circa 1890, a Vaseline daisy and button perfume without the stopper by Fenton, a small irridized blown perfume of lampwork origins, a blue opalescent hobnail Fenton perfume, a Pluto water bottle circa 1920's found in a members yard, a large heavily seeded (bubbles) amber vase of unknown origins, a cut, marked and sterling perfume from Hawkes, a new Martinsville Glass amethyst perfume with stopper, a ruby oversized candlestick showing much evidence of hand crafting and probably Italian, two of the lamp worked perfumes from India with wonderful detail and a cranberry Victorian bowl on a plated based which evoked considerable discussion as to the appropriateness of the match.
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