Just a little info about those wonderful figural bottles / decanters that are marked DEPOSE.
They are French. Depose means Registered (similar to patented or licensed, etc.)
They date from the 1890s to the 1920's.
A great many were made by the famous art glass company Le Gras et Cie started by François-Théodore Legras. They made bottles in all kinds of themes, shapes, and subjects.
Learn more aout French figural decanter bottles in this book by Gerard Wagner, published in 2007, titled: Verrerie Populaire Francaise / Les Bouteilles a Sujet.
That loosely translates to Popular French Glassware: Subject Bottles.
Perhaps your public library can find a copy.
|Author :||Gérard Wagner|
|Publisher :||G. Wagner (2007)|
|Binding :||Hardcover (188 full color pages) 8 inches x 12 inches ( 21 cm x 31 cm )|
|ISBN (EAN) :||978-2-9521335-4-8 (9782952133548)|
See some figural bottles pictured in this Antique Trader Bottle Price Guide, pictured on google books - link:
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