I like to be surrounded by things that are ascetically pleasing to the eye. The morning sun catches the glass objects on the window sills. I have placed these objects together to create a story in old glass.
We are presently sipping our way through the bottles of Tokaji Aszu, one 3 Puttonos from 1973 and other an Essencia from 1964. The green bottle is an importer's sample of 1961 Armanac. Michael had a great series of samples bottles, ranching from1961 through 1973 which we shared as we were slowly unpacking and making room in our tiny loft. Less tasty are the two ink bottles we bought in the Falkland Island Museum. They had been salvaged from the American Sailing Vessel JOHN.R.KELLEY, a wooden ship of 2364 tons. Lauched in October 1883 by Goss & Sawyer of Bath, Main. Wrecked on the Kelly Rocks in Port Williams Falklands, 15 May 1899, on a voyage from New York to San Francisco with general cargo. These bottles were generously donated by Fortuna Ltd., to be sold in support of Museum Funds. The half bottle cut glass decanter is from the George III era accompanied by a lead crystal glass, hand engraved with a thistle and vine motif. The bottle stoppers are modern Venice.