This wonderful Clear Crystal and Green Pate' de Verre Carafe is from the very limited "12 Signs of the "Chinese Horoscope Collection", produced during the 1970's, and difficult to find in good condition! (The first photo might appear "frosted or cloudy", but the Carafe is very "Clear", just difficult to photo)
The "Bouchon" (stopper) is in the form of a Green Snake or Serpent in Pate de Verre, wrapped around a Gilt Bronze Ring, a very Dramatic Design!
The very Clear Crystal Carafe is signed "Daum France", with a polished bottom, and is approx. 11" high to the very top of the Stopper and 7"wide....all is in Excellent "Never used" Condition.
We include a Daum Box for the Carafe, it fits well, but it is not the original.
I have included photos from the Original Daum 70's/80's Catalog, depicting a few of the items from this collection "Chinese Horoscope." This Carafe is definitely the Snake or Serpent. Among the Chinese Zodiac animals, Snake has the sixth position. Snake is regarded to be pliable. Some of the positive characteristics of the people born in the year of the Snake are wise, discreet, agile, attractive and full of sympathy. Although Snake also carries the meanings of malevolence, cattiness and mystery, as well as acumen and divination.
So....is this Serpent for you?? for your Daum Collection of rarities...or your collection of Serpents !!