Featured The weirdest piece I've found so far Any help would be lovely

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  1. hemster922

    hemster922 Well-Known Member

    PB290046 (640x480).jpg PB290039 (640x480).jpg PB290043 (640x480).jpg PB290045 (640x480).jpg A metal Teapot? With a glass bottle inside of it? And why does the spout of the bottle point in the opposite direction of the spout of the teapot?
    Crazy, but I love it!
    Please tell me what it is :D
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2017
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  2. buyingtime777

    buyingtime777 Well-Known Member

    My first thought is it contained a liqueur of wine of some type but the spout direction is confusing and I honestly have no idea! You are right, very weird!!!
     
  3. aaroncab

    aaroncab Well-Known Member

    I think you might be onto something... maybe it's just a clever way of hiding a liquor bottle. Does the bottle turn freely inside the pot... if it does then that would take care of the spout facing the wrong way.
     
  4. hemster922

    hemster922 Well-Known Member

    A challenge I suppose.
     
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  5. hemster922

    hemster922 Well-Known Member

    It moves just a tad, not freely.
     
  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Oh, that's a booze hider for sure !!!
    Hide in plain sight , I always say !
     
  7. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    It was made to go that way. Look at how they cut the top for the lip to go up from the bottom

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    I'm assuming the bottom is sealed copper?
     
  8. hemster922

    hemster922 Well-Known Member

    You mean, it was made from the bottom up? The bottle sat on the base, that was covered by the teapot, and then the cap piece was cut to fit over the mouth of the bottle! By jove I think you've got it!
    But wait. Why?? Was Komokwa right? Is this a Booze hider? hahaha :hilarious::hilarious::hilarious:
    just made my day
     
  9. buyingtime777

    buyingtime777 Well-Known Member

    How much volume of liquid do you estimate it to hold?
     
  10. hemster922

    hemster922 Well-Known Member

    My guess is a pint. The size of the body of the teapot is 5" x 5". Bottle unknown
     
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  11. buyingtime777

    buyingtime777 Well-Known Member

  12. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

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  13. bobsyouruncle

    bobsyouruncle Well-Known Member

    I do think perhaps prohibition and quite perfect. If someone wanted to inspect it you could pour tea just as any teapot would and the booze would not spill. When you want the good stuff just tilt it back and it pours from the glass but the tea does not spill. Just a thought but I think it is quite brilliant
     
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  14. SBSVC

    SBSVC Well-Known Member

    I keep coming back to this post because I think that little pot (kettle?) is so cool!

    Prohibition sounds as likely as anything. Apparently, there were many ingenious ways to hide your liquor supply!

    I found 2 more. Of these two, I think the "log" one takes the prize - tho it's still not as clever as the tea kettle:
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    Last edited: Sep 13, 2017
  15. buyingtime777

    buyingtime777 Well-Known Member

    Great pics SBSVC! I am convinced also it is a prohibition piece. Probably a bit of humor in using the copper like the stills were made of to top it off. The old bottle lover in me would like to get a look at the whole bottle. As bobsyouruncle pointed out it is ingenious. You could have it sitting on a cold burner with a bit of water in the chamber surrounding the bottle and a curious person could see that indeed it was just a cold kettle of water if they tipped and poured it...
     
  16. Studio Antiques

    Studio Antiques Active Member

    and Fanny's your aunt!
     
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