Smaller of 2 Carboys in Excelsior Within Basketwork

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by wlwhittier, Jun 13, 2024.

  1. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    Quite a few large bubbles inna glass...but no pontil that I can discern from the neck (well enough aged into its packing that the glass cannot be easily removed for better inspection), nor any external markings or labels. The tooled lip is about 1 5/8" across, with a ~1 1/8" throat. It is ~16" deep inside the glass, ~15" across the basket rim, an' ~14 1/2" high to that rim.
    I'm hoping to hear from those of you with basket skills an approximate age for this thing, noting the coarse probably cedar excelsior an' what to my unschooled eye appear to be willow withes used for the body structure. The other one (in the storage locker) is maybe 30% larger, but obviously identical in other regards. Thanks for lookin'!

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  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    I've seen similar in México with pontils and was told they were antique, used to ship wine from Spain and served as ship ballast during the voyage. Dunno if that's true.

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  3. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Made to look like old shipping bottles. No clue if they were ever used or just made for decoration. They'd be great in a restaurant.
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  4. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Often used for acid here. Glass making.
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