Or the families, a few generations prior had. They went by "common" names... But when John Bereford Tipton (look it up if it doesn't ring a bell) was on TV.... They started using ALL their names. My mother and her coworkers would talk endlessly about their lavish houses (plain by today's Billionaire's standards) were furnished and accessorized.We would often shop in a very upscale Jewelry store that was frequented by the "owners" and their families. The third generation son was my age and we shared a common first name. In December, 1975, around the 21st, we were in the store and my parents were "tending" our children. Think little wrecking machines in a China Shop. My mother saw this set and was mesmerized.
My Daddy was a little reluctant.... But I gave him an ultimatum.... He did and she was thrilled. Anniversaries were special to her and he passed away just shy of their 50th. SO, when we moved her to Raleigh, we then integrated all her treasures and displayed some and packed some away.
I think it represented, to my mother, that she could finally "own" a special treasure befitting of the ones that she had seen at the annual Christmas party in her bosses' home. It has taken me awhile to piece the story together from discussions with my wife.... But she agrees that it was probably her most prized possession and would not DARE take it to the independent living center for fear of getting broken or damaged. So, I believe that this decanter and goblet came from a local "owners" house.... Where he probably was called by all three names....
And that it is from the Moser Factory. Time passes and we are now considering what will happen to the family pieces. My son and daughter have their own lives and tastes and finding a spot for this has not worked out. Thus, it is being listed.
The specifics of the condition... The set was NEVER filled with any liquid as my parents were now even social drinkers and my mother would have not let anyone touch a goblet. I have inspected each one and they are flawless... There are many pieces out there with "mismatched" stoppers.I cleaned the entire set as directed. I also used rubbing alcohol small amount.... IF the set had ever been used, then the alcohol would have dissolved any residue or liquid.
The glass is pure and translucent and you could not see a line where the alcohol sat. Therefore, I believe that it was always a display piece and NOT ever used. I also inspected it for minute water marks or mineral stains from being washed in tap water. The ONLY things that I found.... And have been told that this MAY have been there when it left the factory is a small (maybe 1/8) gap in the gold trim around the neck.
Blow up the neck picture. The other small and my wife never found it, was a chip (maybe 1/16) in the stopper where it was sanded or ground. The sanding and grinding and fitting of the stopper was a tedious job.... Almost as much as the blowing and engraving and also the "gilding" that the craftsman did.
I think it was that way and that even the perfectionist who inspected it did not reject it. May NOT be a defect...
May just be part of the hand made process. It will be packed like it was going to an earthquake prone zone. But when you sell your heritage.... You want folks to know what they are getting and hope that it spawns a new life for a true work of art...
The item "Vntg Bohemian MOSER Red Crystal Decanter Gold & 4 Wine Goblets Circa 1930's" is in sale since Monday, November 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Bohemian/Czech\Moser". The seller is "c5by55" and is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.