Some highly interesting and fascinating additions you've put on here in the last couple of days Brian.
The 'Odd Bottle' sherry I have dug two of in the last couple of years but despite hearing of one or two others I wouldn't describe them as common. Great marketting gimmick as they would have made great table conversation pieces!
The birdhouse is a super discovery to have dug and I certainly have never seen another.
We had a very similar Dewars coaster of the Wembley,Willesden & Hampstead threaded dig but with a different equally well detailed pictorial.
The star for me though has to be this.....
....what a discovery to have dug!!
Baccarat were, and still are, very high quality crystal glass makers in France and started around the mid C18th if my memory serves me correctly. Your particular candlestick is typical of the quality of pieces they produced in the neo-classical taste. Although much of their wares are of a much plainer clean lined form I have seen other figural pieces from them which incidentally were also candlesticks. I do know they produced candlesticks of a similar type with the bases and stems formed as fish(grotesque dolphins to use the technically correct terminology!) which had their heads on the bases with the bodies rising upwards as the stems and the fanned tails supporting the candle sconces and these are keenly collected as are alot of their deco scent bottles particular by US collectors Although I doubt this gem would ever leave your vaults I have no hesitation in rating it over the three figure mark even as a single. A pair would easily go well well up into three figures especially being in an opaque finish. Superbly lit and executed photograph by the way!
Haven't seen something on here I'd love to own as much for a very long time...fantastic piece and thanks for showing;)
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