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Hello. I have had a wine bottle come into my possession from my grand father. It is a 1923 (earlier maybe) life size shot gun wine bottle rapped in leather. Never opened red wine, cork says Bourghini Gabriele cortaldo, serial number 4897-f1. If you have any information on this at all please let me know as I'm curious about it. Thanks so much

Hi Kate,

Fancy wine bottles are a mainstay of the glass industry around Florence in Italy but I've never seen one such as yours before. Other designs are still popular as tourist souvenirs but they always contain the cheapest wine the maker can find as it's not intended for drinking.

I can't suggest a value because I'm afraid I'm not an expert on Canadian law so I don't know how you'd go about selling this wine privately, even when it's incidental to the bottle containing it and isn't for consumption.




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