Two Moser Decanters in Cranberry Glass, in a glass ship. Victorian era brandy bottles. From late 1880's. When I purchased this piece I was told that they were Moser perfume bottles. Large perfume bottle size or small decanters. It is a large piece. A customer wrote and told me they were small brandy decanters.
The leaves on the ormolu framing has different "critters", a frog lizard, and birds. There are several birds in a brass. The large, glass ship has a tall sail on it made of thin metal. The ormolu metal wraps around the ship and "hanger's" hang down the front side that cordial glasses may be hung from. For a bar or a vanity table. It is quite large. There is a plate of metal on the front which has a place for a monogram, but there is none there. The anchor is made of a silver metal rather than gold color.
The ship is 16" wide, 6" deep and the mast is 15" tall.
The decanters appear to have 12 sides to them when you hold them up, but when you have them in your hand they feel round. The bottles are decorated with flowers painted with gold color enameling. The necks and stoppers are bronze and not glass. Very heavy stoppers. The color of the bottles is a rich cranberry. The bottles are each numbered on the bottom in gold paint, one with a "14" and the other with a "21." The bottles absolutely fit a Moser bottle mold although I see no signature. The perfume decanters are 6" tall and the stoppers are 1 1/4" when set into the bottles. The stoppers are quite heavy and have about a two inch extended bronze dauber that goes down into the bottle. There is a white residue on the bottom of each bottle in these pictures which have now been cleaned. New pictures to come.
There are several marks in the bottom of the glass ship, which look like a crack but appears to be hay marks where as glass would be set in hay to cool, thus marred by the maker when it was made. It does not extend through the glass. The glass is very thick and one of these lines looks like it is on the top side and another on the bottom side. Neither go through nor does it give this fabulous piece any less integrity. It is a quality and rare item, and in what I would call excellent condition.
I've had this piece in my personal collection and have enjoyed it and now ready to sell it. It has been a great conversation piece. I am a collector of perfume bottles and this is how this lovely item was presented and sold to me. I've only dusted it and protected it! Oh, and cleaned out the white residue.
NOTE: Recently I have found close to matching, hanging tiny cordial glasses, which are also cranberry glass and hang off the sides of the ship where the filigree comes out. It completes the piece and will send with this item. Great for a bar, a dining room, or living room. I will be adding new pictures soon. Including pictures of the cleaned out bottles which are just gorgeous!
I will be happy to provide more pictures to an interested buyer.
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Moser Victorian Bottles Glass Ship Holding Antique Crystal Decanters w/ Enameling
$1,695 $2,945 SALE