I'm hoping the collective wisdom of the readers here can help me determine what this is and if it's valuable?
I'm assuming it's some sort of wine decanter? If anyone has any information or advice I'd appreciate it :) (Sorry, I don't know how to post multiple photos in one message so I'll post another photo, in a separate message, of the details on the 'collar' and handle.) The glass 'flask' sits in the silver stand, which stays put when you lift the handle up....so, it's not attached and is very heavy.
I got it from a garage sale for FREE! The sale was over (but the signs were still out.) The guy had put a heap of things in a 'free' box near his gate! I couldn't believe it! I love silver things so I grabbed it....with his blessing. He told me to browse while he trotted down the road to retrieve a sign! LOL!
I've washed the glass decanter and polished up the silverware and it's just gorgeous! I was looking for glassware at the garage sale to make 'garden junk' with but once I got it home and polished up I thought it was just 'too good' to be used in a garden totem! Of course, if it's worthless I might change my mind.