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Beautiful Vintage Amber Glass Holy Water Bottle Madonna Virgin Mary
Went to the flea market this weekend hoooray - so happy to have it back. Lotsandlotsandlots of antiques and unique for you this week, and I’ll be listing all week, so be sure to keep checking!
I'll tell you - the color of this one had me from faaaaaar away - way before I even knew what is was - what a gorgeous piece of amber glass! It's a vintage molded glass holy water bottle, with thick heavy glass that you can see in particular at the base - there's lots of bubbles, waves and burps - original to the making. The image is of the Virgin Mary, and she stands 15" tall, 3 3/4" widest, 2 1/2" deepest at the body, and has a base that is 3 1/2" diameter. It weighs 1 1/2 lbs. I am showing you in my photos that she also has a half sphere glass stopper - I use "stopper" loosely, because it is all glass, with a small ribbed glass piece that goes into the bottle when it is in place (it's not a sealing type of stopper - just one that sits on top of the bottle) - see photos 19-21. There's some teeeenie nibbles and flea bites to the inside of the stopper - as I'm showing in photos 20 & 21 - they are teenie - you really have to feel for them, and you cannot see them with the stopper in place. There's no other issues with this beautiful bottle - it really is a striking piece. I tried to give you a good idea of the wonderful color with my photos up to the sky - but we just don't get enough consistent sun here in Illinois yet....still - I know you see what I mean - is is gorgeous.
Please ask if you have any questions, or feel free to inform me if you have any information about one of my listings. As with any of my items, if you ever need extra pictures, let me know, just make sure that you give me an email address to send them to. Pick up is welcome on all of my items. I’m happy to combine shipments for you, but I do ask that there be no more than 7 days from the purchase of the first item - I will invoice after 7 days, as I cannot hold the items longer than that.
Also, many of my items come from local rural estate sales and sales. They are coming right from the barn or attic to you, dust, cobwebs and all! I do not clean and polish before I sell - they are in the condition found, as you see in my photos - and I leave the patina exactly as it was when I bought the item. I do my best to photo and describe thoroughly.
Please email me before offerding if you do not use Paypal, and we can discuss possible alternatives. Payment is due within 7 business days after close of sale, after that, the sale will be void, and I will relist the item.
I only mail via USPS. I have had some trouble with the shipping calculator giving people bombastic shipping rates (especially after purchase with the “Pay Now“ invoice on Parcel/Standard Select rates). So, if you think it’s too high, email me so that I can check it out, before you pay me. That being said, we pack very well, so that will add to the weight, combined with the constantly increasing shipping charges of the Post Office.
I ship within one business day of receipt of your payment, unless there’s a holiday that closes the post office, or I notify you otherwise. As I shop for treasures on Saturday, I most often do not ship on Saturday. If you email me on either day, I may not be able to get back to you until the end of the day - so you know.
With postage rates going up and up, I am shipping more items Parcel/Standard Select. Please realize that this can mean a 2-3 week delivery, sometimes longer. As a matter of fact, this year, I’m finding the “longer” more the norm. Parcel Post travels by land or rail and, at least in this area, packages do not leave the regional post office until they fill up a bin going in the same direction (so there’s no estimated exact number of days like you have with Priority Mail - the Post Office says 5-7 days, but that‘s not what I’m finding). I mail right away so it can get to you as soon as possible.
With the exception of the most heavy and/or large items, I will always give both Priority Mail and Parcel Post as shipping options, with Priority being first for my lighter items. Be sure you check out both rates . I will be happy to ship an item in a flat rate Priority mail box, if that is cheaper to you - as long as the item will fit well packed in the box - ask me before you offer if you think that’s the case for you.
INTERNATIONAL AND NON-MAINLAND USA: Shipping costs are available to mainland U.S. only. IF OUTSIDE OF THE MAINLAND USA, PLEASE ASK ME FOR SHIPPING BEFORE offerDING IF NO SHIPPING PRICE IS LISTED. Shipping times vary and I’ve experienced up to 8+ weeks for delivery after I have mailed internationally (and longer if it‘s stopped for inspection). Please keep this in mind when offerding. ALL INTERNATIONAL ITEMS WILL BE SHIPPED PRIORITY MAIL OR EXPRESS MAIL WITH SIGNATURE AT MY DISCRETION, UNLESS PRE-ARRANGED PRIOR TO THE CLOSE OF THE sale WITH ME. Also, import duties, taxes, and country specific charges are not included in the purchase price or the shipping price, AND THEY ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER. Please do not ask me to declare an amount that is different than the purchase price - I will not lie! All international buyers must pay with Paypal, no other payment types are accepted.
Sales tax will be added for Illinois buyers.
Customer satisfaction is extremely important to me. If you receive an item and are not satisfied in any way, please contact me. .…and thanks so much for looking, I appreciate having you as a customer!