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Offwhite brown-banded creature wine bottle stopper. Distinctive art handmade in Vermont from stoneware clay, glazed, and then epoxied to medical-grade steel. An heirloom piece!

"Bogart" got his name because so many people who've seen him have wanted to snatch him for themselves. He spotted your delicious bottle, got stuck going in, and now he's trying to push his way back out. Nice details - in the closeup shot you can just see his toes on the lower right, the fin on his back has ridges I pressed in with my fingers, and his tail has thin bands made by brushing on red iron oxide before waxing. This glaze has a much more matte finish to it than most of my others, and the red iron oxide accents have an almost rough feel to them. Definitely a conversation starter!

Perfect for your favorite bottle of wine, vinegar, home-made spirits, or even perfume.

"Bogart" is about 6.5 inches long and 1.5 inches wide.


The business end is made of the highest quality stainless available anywhere, which is then attached using industrial-strength epoxy. (See my blog for more info if you're curious about my process.) Unlike most stoppers that are plated and can flake or pit, these are medical-grade and can be kept in a bottle for as long as you like. These are *not* your run-of-the-mill corner store bottle toppers -- they are a labor of love, each truly one-of-a-kind, take hours to make, and are built to last!

Bogart was won in "Bid for the Barn", an auction to support Pete's Greens, a local vermont farm that suffered a catastrophic barn fire.
Price:
$40.00
Quantity:
1
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Materials:
white stoneware, glaze, loving care, whimsy, fire, medical grade stainless steel, medical grade rubber, old yellow glaze, red iron oxide wax
Tags:
wine stopper, bottle stopper, bottletopper, whimsical, ooak, display, home decor, bar, wedding, houseware, barware, last minute gifts, hostess gift
Photos (click to enlarge)