Saturday, April 06, 2013

At The Auction

I went to the auction after work last night, and when I got there they were bringing up a table of crystal.  I've got a small collection of decanters and saw two on the table that would compliment my display.  So, I bid on them and won them.

The one on the left is unmarked, simply a decorative piece. It's fairly light, but it reflects the light nicely.  The btttle on the right is much heavier, probably leaded crystal, and is marked BLOCK, so I assume that it was made by the Block company.  I can't find much on the Block decanter, but I'm convinced that it's worth what I paid for it.

A year or so ago, I found a decanter at the auction that I thought was wonderfully under-appraised, so I put my hat in the air and won it for well under $50.00.  When I got home I did the research, and found it to be a Waterford crystal decanter worth over $300.00.  I have dedicated that decanter to Milady's rum.  A very elegant container for a very special person.


Old NFO said...

Very nice! Looks like a good bourbon decanter on the right! :-)

Matt said...

NFO, pawpaw doesn't drink good bourbon, he drinks rotgut whiskey just like me!

Termite said...

Nice. Will look good on the bar.