This time one of our readers has a very special, hand made bottle. And it’s empty. Normally we only present full, ancient bottles – but let’s have a look at t his one.
The person is in need of some help with identifying a Louis XIII decanter he acquired.
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My wife and I are lamp workers so we are always on the look out for hand blown glass. We found a piece we know is very old . I have looked on the internet and I can identify it as a Remy Martin Louis XIII Decanter.
We feel this is possibly very old and possibly one of the early decanters due to the craftsmanship appearing to be of an older period. If you notice there are differences when compared to some of the 1930′s decanters .
Differences such as the fleur de lis are not aligned as they are on newer decanters and appear to be of different sizes as if molded and hand cut ( the little dots around the fleur de lis). Also the bottom appears to have only the word “depose” on it.
The very bottom glass work of the decanter is different as well. It is not quite as refined and you can see where they cut the decanter off of the stick as they did in the early days. The top is also not of equal proportions as they are now , it appears to have been done more free hand . I hope the pictures are good enough for you to see what I am talking about. We really think this could possibly be from a very early time period .
We live in Indiana USA and are greatly intrigued about this decanter. We appreciate any help we can get and hope this is a very very early hand crafted decanter .
Thanks in advance for any comments and insights.