This is an extremely rare survivor - it is a 1930s glass decanter for keeping whisky in on your bar or cocktail cabinet.
The glass decanter section is simple enough - made from pretty average quality moulded glass, rather grey in tone and a little like Soda Glass. But this is not where the interest lies with this novelty decanter - it is a collectable piece due to its quirky decoration on the front - and the original ceramic stopper which takes the form of a comical Scottish golfer.
The bottle section - is clear all around - but the front has a hand-painted illustration of a persistent golfer. The image is very comical - and is captioned below to read that the golfer is still playing his shot when his ball drops into the river - and he is just managing to keep his head above the water. He raises his club above his head and tries to swing at the golf ball floating on the water. His antics are observed by a group of fisherman seen on the bridge in the distance.
This image is painted on with thin washes of enamel paints (original in date to the bottle) - and the wee painted figure of the golfer resembles the image of the Scotsman in his green Tam O'Shanter bonnet which forms the stopper - the image was certainly painted to echo the fine modelling on the stopper of the bottle.
Dimensions: Main glass body section is: 16 x 11.5 x 6.5 cm. Height including stopper is: 22 cm..
Weight unpacked is 800 grams.
Condition: the beautifully modelled ceramic stopper is in excellent vintage condition - no damages. The bottle section is in good vintage condition - there is no clouding to the interior of the bottle, the image is without damages or any scratching, there is a little air bubble to the back of the bottle on the left-hand side corner which has occurred in the making (you can see this in my photograph that I have taken of the bottle and it is about three-quarters of the way up). This bubble is a bit annoying - otherwise, the bottle is without any issues. The rim of the decanter is without chippings and has a red decorative band.
A great vintage piece for your cocktail bar or drinks cabinet - you won't find another quite like it. I would say it is probably a unique piece and a rare survivor from the 1930s.
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