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Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by Vesuvia, Dec 3, 2019 at 12:14 AM.

  1. Vesuvia

    Vesuvia Member

    Hi all! I don’t want to run a-fowl here, but I am goosing maybe someone here might know what this mallard might have been used for, it’s approx age, if known? And I’m guessing this ducky is Japanese due to the style and the hand-blown glass eyes (I have a few other vintage Japanese ceramic duck busts), but please Correct me if I am wrong.

    there appears to be a newish looking plastic cork/stop on the bottom , and where once was a sticker, only grody sticker remnants...er...remain. D83A170F-6ADE-43D7-9FC7-530A46155F15.jpeg 97B148FD-93E9-46E2-85DB-628775B20561.jpeg 05B7A081-698F-4467-B8C4-A82C301ED226.jpeg
  2. Lva483

    Lva483 Active Member

  3. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    The compulsion to make bad puns is a serious mallardy!
  4. Miscstuff

    Miscstuff Sometimesgetsitright

    Roll me over and tickle me with a feather I haven"t a clue what it is for:bag::bag:
  5. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    If you take out the stopper, is there a smell inside?
  6. ulilwitch

    ulilwitch Well-Known Member

  7. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    It's a mini spirit decanter. Sold with a liquor in it, and a stick on label or two. Beswick did them, amongst others.
  8. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Either that or it escaped from @Rayo56 's back yard!
  9. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BOARED!

    No small holes in the top of it's head?????????????
    scoutshouse, Bronwen and i need help like this.
  10. Rayo56

    Rayo56 Well-Known Member

    You never mentioned how big it is. And I would not think you'de want to pry the plug out every time you'd want a "snort". If the head is smaller you maybe missing a body as like this for just an example.
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2019 at 11:57 AM
  11. SBSVC

    SBSVC Well-Known Member

    Or maybe the "plug" allows it to be filled with sand or something similar, so it can be used as a bookend - or something like that?
    scoutshouse likes this.
  12. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I've seen and owned mini decanters which were all one piece with just a base stopper.
    SBSVC, scoutshouse and pearlsnblume like this.
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