Unusual Vintage Nickel-Plated Small Metal Liquor/Brandy Warmer Made in Germany
Date: Unknown but most likely early to mid 1900s (early to mid 20th century).
Origin: Purchased in an estate sale in Southeastern Pennsylvania. The piece is made in Germany
Size: The piece measures ~4 1/2" high to the top of the screw on ball, ~1 1/4" in diameter at the base, with the flask being ~1 1/4" in diameter at the base, ~2 3/8" high to the top of the of the cork. The lighter or heating element is ~15/16" in diameter and ~7/8" in height to the round flint striker. The piece weighs about 3.5 ounces.
Marks: Marked MADE IN GERMANY on the bottom of the light and BAVARIA on the side of the lighter element.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: Truly a very interesting and very uncommon bottle warmer, which would make a worthy addition to your collection or as a conversation piece.
Condition: The piece is in good overall condition, with no breaks or repairs. The piece shows considerable losses to the exterior nickel plating. It also has scratches and minor dings to the exterior. The cork on the bottle is in very well and we were unable to pull it out for fear of breaking it. The lighter does not appear to have been ever used and the wick is clean and does not show any signs of being lit. The bottle is intact with some minor scratches and the die housed in the screwed in top is intact and shows no losses to the markings. The screwed-on ball shaped top does have the most pronounced dings, but is intact. Be that as it may, this is a nice and very unusual piece and would make a great addition to your collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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