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Giant Ruby Glass Bottle with Cork Stopper

Giant Ruby Glass Bottle
                        with Cork StopperDescription: This over-sized novelty bottle is a strong ruby color with narrow panels in the neck and a modified snail or scroll pattern mold-blown in the square body.  The cork stopper adds an extra funkiness.  The maker is unknown, but the best guess is the Empoli area of Italy, perhaps the Empoli company.  Looking for someone with a sense of whimsy.

Height of the bottle itself is 16", and with the stopper, it's an eye-catching 20" tall.".  Body is about 7" per side.

Company/Artist: Unknown
Estimated Date: best guess is 1960s
is very good. There's a bit of cork missing on the corner, which could be post-production or the nature of the cork.  As happens with ruby, there's some burn-out in the color around parts of the body, a blackening of the color.  Of course, all our sales are fully guaranteed.

$95 plus shipping and insurance.

Shipping: Will vary based on location.  Contact us for a quote. (We usually ship via Priority Mail, but we can do Parcel Post if necessary.

  Our guarantee is a fairly simple one.  When you get the package, if you don't like the item, send it back.  We'll refund the original price and original shipping charge.  The only part you're risking is the cost to return it.  And if we made an important mistake in the description, we'll cover the return shipping as well.  (Saying something is 12"
tall when it's really 10" counts as an "important" mistake.  A spelling error does not.) 

Mostly, we do things this way because we think it's the right thing to do, but we're also fully aware that a happy customer is more likely to be a repeat customer and tell friends about this great site they found.

Payment: First of all, we like getting paid.  It really does make everything run more smoothly, so we try to be as flexible as we can.  Essentially, if we can put it in the bank without breaking any laws, we'll probably take it.  So checks that won't bounce are fine.  We're only set up to take credit cards through Paypal unless you want to buy through our Etsy site.  (For international sales, Paypal is easiest for us, but we'll listen if you have another preference.) 

We even take cash if it's not from a Monopoly set or freshly printed in your basement.  Sorry, but we don't take chickens.  If you have any questions about payment methods, just get in touch.

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We try to ship in one or two days after payment arrives, and we're generous with the bubblewrap and styrofoam peanuts.

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