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Light green matte wine bottle stopper. Distinctive art handmade in Vermont from stoneware clay, glazed, and then epoxied to medical-grade steel. An heirloom piece!

"Bugsy" is a very unique piece of art. He looks like he was out for a good flight, saw your bottle, prayed it held something great, and nose dived right in. (Apparently he's not good at judging sizes...) There's a lot of detail to the glaze you have to see to truly appreciate - some sections are darker than others with an almost fuzzy quality, while in others the glaze crystallized into tiny light specks. This glaze doesn't normally act this way, so this piece is even more one-of-a-kind than most! Also, because of all its small bits, this work will be happiest in a careful home, probably more for display than for popping on and off a bottle throughout a loud and noisy meal. (Although if you chose to bring him to the party, I'm sure he wouldn't mind.)

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

"Bugsy" is long - 7 inches from tip to tail, and has a wingspan of just over 2.5 inches.

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 stoppers -- they are a labor of love, each truly one-of-a-kind, take hours to make, and are built to last!

All my creations come very carefully wrapped for safety. If you have special shipping needs, let me know and I'll certainly accommodate.
Price:
$40.00
Quantity:
1
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Materials:
white stoneware, glaze, loving care, whimsy, fire, medical grade stainless steel, medical grade rubber, frog pond green glaze
Tags:
wine stopper, bottle stopper, bottletopper, whimsical, ooak, display, home decor, bar, wedding, houseware, barware, last minute gifts, hostess gift
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