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(via retroartglass.com) Art Deco period double-bubble dual compartment smoked glass decanter with well preserved real gold trim.

Created in the 1920’s/1930s.  Czech/Bohemian origin. Beautiful hand-blown glass in smoke brown.  Quality mid-weight glass and superb design.

Designed to hold two potions. Stands 12.25” tall. This could be used as a liquor decanter or a vanity bottle.

The trim is in near-new condition. 99% present with only a few small rubs on the stopper.  The reflections you see in the images are not gold loss, just camera reflections.

There are no chips or cracks, glass is clean.  The stopper  end was snapped off and expertly repaired. The top stopper took a clean break at mid insertion point.  It is nearly impossible to detect unless you know it’s there.

There is another stopper on the base of the medium ball that inserts into the large ball.  Both stoppers are ground to fit.  Awesome find. The finial stopper can top the stacked bubbles, or top the bottom compartment to create a smaller bottle.  Beautiful and innovative.

(via retroartglass.com) Art Deco period double-bubble dual compartment smoked glass decanter with well preserved real gold trim.

Created in the 1920’s/1930s.  Czech/Bohemian origin. Beautiful hand-blown glass in smoke brown.  Quality mid-weight glass and superb design.

Designed to hold two potions. Stands 12.25” tall. This could be used as a liquor decanter or a vanity bottle.

The trim is in near-new condition. 99% present with only a few small rubs on the stopper.  The reflections you see in the images are not gold loss, just camera reflections.

There are no chips or cracks, glass is clean.  The stopper  end was snapped off and expertly repaired. The top stopper took a clean break at mid insertion point.  It is nearly impossible to detect unless you know it’s there.

There is another stopper on the base of the medium ball that inserts into the large ball.  Both stoppers are ground to fit.  Awesome find. The finial stopper can top the stacked bubbles, or top the bottom compartment to create a smaller bottle.  Beautiful and innovative.

(via retroartglass.com) Gold Encrusted Crystal Stemware Set of 10 Rambler Rose by Tiffin 1930s

Art Deco crystal gold encrusted aperitif, cordial, or liquor stemware set of 10.  Tiffin stem number 14196op (6 optic panels).  Exceptionally beautiful stemware.  Circa 1930s. Made by Tiffin Glass.

All in excellent condition - the gold is 100% (very rare).  Beautiful intact pure gold interior and exterior banded décor impressed with the famous Rambler Rose decor. 

All are hand blown and hand decorated.  Bowls were blown into a six panel optic mold.  Stems and foot were hand-formed and applied.  The Rambler Rose décor is crisp and unworn.  Beneath the top band and around the foot are  thin single rings of hand-applied pure gold enamel.  All of the gold décor is like-new (very unusual).

Set includes 10 precious cordials, meant for the finest of liquors. Each measures 3.75” tall, 1.5” wide mouth and foot.

Incredible find.  Impress your guests with before or after dinner liquors served in this very special stemware, over 80 years old, yet as beautiful as the day they were made.

(via retroartglass.com) Gold Encrusted Crystal Stemware Set of 10 Rambler Rose by Tiffin 1930s

Art Deco crystal gold encrusted aperitif, cordial, or liquor stemware set of 10.  Tiffin stem number 14196op (6 optic panels).  Exceptionally beautiful stemware.  Circa 1930s. Made by Tiffin Glass.

All in excellent condition - the gold is 100% (very rare).  Beautiful intact pure gold interior and exterior banded décor impressed with the famous Rambler Rose decor. 

All are hand blown and hand decorated.  Bowls were blown into a six panel optic mold.  Stems and foot were hand-formed and applied.  The Rambler Rose décor is crisp and unworn.  Beneath the top band and around the foot are  thin single rings of hand-applied pure gold enamel.  All of the gold décor is like-new (very unusual).

Set includes 10 precious cordials, meant for the finest of liquors. Each measures 3.75” tall, 1.5” wide mouth and foot.

Incredible find.  Impress your guests with before or after dinner liquors served in this very special stemware, over 80 years old, yet as beautiful as the day they were made.

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Back in the late 1800s to early 1900s executives would sit in their dusky, smokey offices and pour themselves and clients libations from barrel decanters such as this.  They were also used at weddings and other celebrations.
Beautiful dark amethyst glass was hand-blown from an optic mold, creating horizontal panels within the glass.  The optic panels are best visible in images 2 & 3.  The glass was hand decorated with millions of tiny beads, enamel and real gold paint.  The metal bands on the front and back and workign spigot are pewter.  The decor is in very good condition with some very slight wear to the gold.
The glass is in near perfect condition with ‘bottom-wear’ type scratches on the vertical bands which rest upon the wooden stand.  The wear marks are not invisible unless studied closely. The original stopper has a gold paint cap with about 50% of the gold remaining. Clean inside, no residue.  Overall condition for this 100+ year old spirit barrel is very good++.  There are no chips or chiggers.
Looks like it will hold a full bottle of liquor.  The barrel measures 10” long, 8” tall, 6” at widest with a girth of 18”.  The stand is made of stained oak and pine and was not included with the measurements above.
Made in Czechoslovakia by hand, circa 1890 to 1910.condition.

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(via retroartglass.com)Antique Bohemian Spirit Barrel in Hand Decorated Amethyst Glass

Back in the late 1800s to early 1900s executives would sit in their dusky, smokey offices and pour themselves and clients libations from barrel decanters such as this.  They were also used at weddings and other celebrations.

Beautiful dark amethyst glass was hand-blown from an optic mold, creating horizontal panels within the glass.  The optic panels are best visible in images 2 & 3.  The glass was hand decorated with millions of tiny beads, enamel and real gold paint.  The metal bands on the front and back and workign spigot are pewter.  The decor is in very good condition with some very slight wear to the gold.

The glass is in near perfect condition with ‘bottom-wear’ type scratches on the vertical bands which rest upon the wooden stand.  The wear marks are not invisible unless studied closely. The original stopper has a gold paint cap with about 50% of the gold remaining. Clean inside, no residue.  Overall condition for this 100+ year old spirit barrel is very good++.  There are no chips or chiggers.

Looks like it will hold a full bottle of liquor.  The barrel measures 10” long, 8” tall, 6” at widest with a girth of 18”.  The stand is made of stained oak and pine and was not included with the measurements above.

Made in Czechoslovakia by hand, circa 1890 to 1910.condition.

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(via retroartglass.com)Antique Bohemian Spirit Barrel in Hand Decorated Amethyst Glass
Back in the late 1800s to early 1900s executives would sit in their dusky, smokey offices and pour themselves and clients libations from barrel decanters such as this.  They were also used at weddings and other celebrations.
Beautiful dark amethyst glass was hand-blown from an optic mold, creating horizontal panels within the glass.  The optic panels are best visible in images 2 & 3.  The glass was hand decorated with millions of tiny beads, enamel and real gold paint.  The metal bands on the front and back and workign spigot are pewter.  The decor is in very good condition with some very slight wear to the gold.
The glass is in near perfect condition with ‘bottom-wear’ type scratches on the vertical bands which rest upon the wooden stand.  The wear marks are not invisible unless studied closely. The original stopper has a gold paint cap with about 50% of the gold remaining. Clean inside, no residue.  Overall condition for this 100+ year old spirit barrel is very good++.  There are no chips or chiggers.
Looks like it will hold a full bottle of liquor.  The barrel measures 10” long, 8” tall, 6” at widest with a girth of 18”.  The stand is made of stained oak and pine and was not included with the measurements above.
Made in Czechoslovakia by hand, circa 1890 to 1910.condition.

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(via retroartglass.com)Antique Bohemian Spirit Barrel in Hand Decorated Amethyst Glass

Back in the late 1800s to early 1900s executives would sit in their dusky, smokey offices and pour themselves and clients libations from barrel decanters such as this.  They were also used at weddings and other celebrations.

Beautiful dark amethyst glass was hand-blown from an optic mold, creating horizontal panels within the glass.  The optic panels are best visible in images 2 & 3.  The glass was hand decorated with millions of tiny beads, enamel and real gold paint.  The metal bands on the front and back and workign spigot are pewter.  The decor is in very good condition with some very slight wear to the gold.

The glass is in near perfect condition with ‘bottom-wear’ type scratches on the vertical bands which rest upon the wooden stand.  The wear marks are not invisible unless studied closely. The original stopper has a gold paint cap with about 50% of the gold remaining. Clean inside, no residue.  Overall condition for this 100+ year old spirit barrel is very good++.  There are no chips or chiggers.

Looks like it will hold a full bottle of liquor.  The barrel measures 10” long, 8” tall, 6” at widest with a girth of 18”.  The stand is made of stained oak and pine and was not included with the measurements above.

Made in Czechoslovakia by hand, circa 1890 to 1910.condition.

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Made by LE Smith, circa 1930s/1940s. Quarter gallon Moon and Star canister jar in dark tangerine. The jar and lid are in perfect condition.  Glass is clean and brilliant - no liquid stains.  Thick mold blown glass with pontil scar on seat (left by the makers tool). Made with a 4-part mold, lids were 2-part. Has a solid band of bottom-wear which is found on the seats of very old glass caused by years of shelf-wear.  SOLID bands are considered an asset as they prove old age and are not considered damage. Measures 7” tall and weighs 2½ lbs.   Beautiful in a bright spot in the kitchen.  Handy for storage of all kinds.

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Made by LE Smith, circa 1930s/1940s. Quarter gallon Moon and Star canister jar in dark tangerine.
The jar and lid are in perfect condition.  Glass is clean and brilliant - no liquid stains.  Thick mold blown glass with pontil scar on seat (left by the makers tool). Made with a 4-part mold, lids were 2-part.
Has a solid band of bottom-wear which is found on the seats of very old glass caused by years of shelf-wear.  SOLID bands are considered an asset as they prove old age and are not considered damage.
Measures 7” tall and weighs 2½ lbs.   Beautiful in a bright spot in the kitchen.  Handy for storage of all kinds.

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Blenko Art Glass Turquoise Textured Big Bowl with Hand Sticker
Hand-made mid-20th century studio art glass.
Big retro Blenko Art Glass table-top décor bowl.  Still retains it’s ‘silver hand’ sticker and Blenko store inventory sticker.  Was barely used, if ever.  Looks new.  Learn more about Blenko Art Glass.
The inventory sticker reads:  Blenko, Milton WV 686.  The part number reveals it was designed in 1968 and was the 6th design of the year.  It was designed by Blenko glass artist Joel Myers.  This design (#686)appears in the 1968 catalog only.
The color was called ‘Turquoise’ by Blenko.  It’s a beautiful blue that darkens and lightens with the thickness of the glass and undulates when light shines through.  Perfect for beach house décor.
The texture pattern was accomplished by pressing the hot glass in a hand-designed mold.  The glass is thick and durable.  Weighs 4.4 pounds.  Measures 11” round, 4” tall.

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Blenko Art Glass Turquoise Textured Big Bowl with Hand Sticker

Hand-made mid-20th century studio art glass.

Big retro Blenko Art Glass table-top décor bowl.  Still retains it’s ‘silver hand’ sticker and Blenko store inventory sticker.  Was barely used, if ever.  Looks new.  Learn more about Blenko Art Glass.

The inventory sticker reads:  Blenko, Milton WV 686.  The part number reveals it was designed in 1968 and was the 6th design of the year.  It was designed by Blenko glass artist Joel Myers.  This design (#686)appears in the 1968 catalog only.

The color was called ‘Turquoise’ by Blenko.  It’s a beautiful blue that darkens and lightens with the thickness of the glass and undulates when light shines through.  Perfect for beach house décor.

The texture pattern was accomplished by pressing the hot glass in a hand-designed mold.  The glass is thick and durable.  Weighs 4.4 pounds.  Measures 11” round, 4” tall.

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Stunning large free formed bowl made with black amethyst glass.  
Black Amethyst glass appears solid opaque black until bright light shines through it to reveal the color  is actually a deep jewel-like purple amethyst.    Black amethyst was developed as a “black glass” recipe.   Most  18th & 19th century black glass is really amethyst or green.  We can easily produce opaque black glass today, but it was a challenge in the past.  Black amethyst is rarely produced by glassmakers of today.
When held to the light the areas that were pinched by the glass artist’s tool (near the stylized pulled points) illuminate purple.  The entire bottom-layer is black amethyst.  Only the areas that have light upper casing reveal the amethyst. The upper layer is clear glass encasing mottled copper aventurine and rust. Very earthy, organic, arts & crafts/nouveau style.  This dish probably dates to the 1930s or earlier.

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Stunning large free formed bowl made with black amethyst glass.  

Black Amethyst glass appears solid opaque black until bright light shines through it to reveal the color  is actually a deep jewel-like purple amethyst.    Black amethyst was developed as a “black glass” recipe.   Most  18th & 19th century black glass is really amethyst or green.  We can easily produce opaque black glass today, but it was a challenge in the past.  Black amethyst is rarely produced by glassmakers of today.

When held to the light the areas that were pinched by the glass artist’s tool (near the stylized pulled points) illuminate purple.  The entire bottom-layer is black amethyst.  Only the areas that have light upper casing reveal the amethyst. The upper layer is clear glass encasing mottled copper aventurine and rust. Very earthy, organic, arts & crafts/nouveau style.  This dish probably dates to the 1930s or earlier.

Hand-blown cased art glass internally decorated with metallic strands and particles.
Crepuscolo is an Italian glass decor technique using steel or copper wool. ‘Crepuscolo’ means ‘dusk’ or ‘twilight’ in Italian.  This glass decor was invented (or rediscovered) by Ercole Barovier (Italian glass master).  In the Barovier examples we’ve seen, the metallic strands are more pronounced and ‘wirey’.  The same technique was used with this pitcher.
Big, full-sized pitcher, weighs 5 lbs. Measures 10” tall and 9” at widest.

Hand-blown cased art glass internally decorated with metallic strands and particles.

Crepuscolo is an Italian glass decor technique using steel or copper wool. ‘Crepuscolo’ means ‘dusk’ or ‘twilight’ in Italian.  This glass decor was invented (or rediscovered) by Ercole Barovier (Italian glass master).  In the Barovier examples we’ve seen, the metallic strands are more pronounced and ‘wirey’.  The same technique was used with this pitcher.

Big, full-sized pitcher, weighs 5 lbs. Measures 10” tall and 9” at widest.

Victorian Emerald Crystal Whimsy Vase
Small and fanciful antique enameled crystal vase.
Until the mid 1800’s England taxed leaded glass by weight.  To continue profitable exports, English glassmakers made glass objects smaller.  This beautiful little ‘whimsy’ vase is a result of England’s high taxes on export glass. 
Made of quality hand-blown emerald lead crystal with delicate hand-painted enamel flowers.  Measures 6½” tall on a 3” wide base.  No damage or wear.  Some light residue trapped inside near the base.  3/4” wide neck opening perfect for single rose or 2-3 daisies.

Victorian Emerald Crystal Whimsy Vase

Small and fanciful antique enameled crystal vase.

Until the mid 1800’s England taxed leaded glass by weight.  To continue profitable exports, English glassmakers made glass objects smaller.  This beautiful little ‘whimsy’ vase is a result of England’s high taxes on export glass. 

Made of quality hand-blown emerald lead crystal with delicate hand-painted enamel flowers.  Measures 6½” tall on a 3” wide base.  No damage or wear.  Some light residue trapped inside near the base.  3/4” wide neck opening perfect for single rose or 2-3 daisies.