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Vintage Mini Liquor Bottle Flask Orlando Cherry Brandy England Empty
Neat empty vintage collectible miniature liquor bottle found out of a home for Orlando Cherry Brandy. In the shape of a small flask, about 3 1/16 inches tall x 2 3/8 inches wide x 7/8 inch deep. This has an open top, with no cork or other closure present, as gotten out of the home.
Appears to be made of pottery or ceramic, with flat top shoulders in a somewhat curved rectangular shape. There are in mold ridges or bands near the top and bottom of the bottle (more visible on the back side than the front due to the front graphic). On the back is also a molded raised circle. Please note that this circle appears to be chipped at the bottom but that was done during manufacture, since the full area is covered with the original surface glazing as made, so this is a manufacturing imperfection.
The base bottle coloring is an ivory color with a multi-color graphic on the front side and manufacturer markings on the back side. The graphic is a scene from the 1700's or 18th century London, England, showing a woman and man who is walking a dog (which we think is a dalmatian given the black spots) on a cobblestone street. At the very bottom in script the graphic is labelled "Cries of London - Who'll Buy My Lavender", and the woman is holding in her hand and arm what must be lavender stalks/flowers. There is a city building background visible behind the figures. On the back within a rectangle is printed "Orlando Cherry Brandy, 42 Proof", then a name in script which we can't decipher, followed by "Registered Trade Mark, Aidee Liqueurs, Palm Road, Torquay, England". We believe there are some impressed numbers on the underside base, but we can't read them (this is faint).
We don't know when this was made, but from some internet research this may be from the 1950's-1970's, so a mid-century 1900's piece. The underside base shows darkening which would be consistent with this age.
We've provided 8 images to show from varied angles. Please note that the camera lighting causes white "hot spot" reflections on the smooth surface. Please use the zoom feature to examine closely. This old bottle flask weighs about 2 1/2 ounces unpacked, and will be shipped in a box to arrive safely.
Very good vintage condition. Please see manufacturing flaw referenced earlier. The ivory colored areas of this bottle are fully crazed, but the crazing is largely not visible on the graphic front side (we can see it in the ivory or light areas such as the apron of the lady's dress and on the dog but not really visible elsewhere). Consistent with its age there is some age wear, including some brown spotting, medium dark dots, two scratches visible on the lady's apron/dress (but we are not noticing scratches elsewhere, and these aren't bad but visible), and other general light wear, but nothing unexpected or bad.
A nifty vintage small or miniature liquor bottle to add to your collection.
Manufacturer: Aidee Liqueurs