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This wine or whiskey ceramic and steel bottle topper is a sturdy triceratops-looking creature with a wide frill, one horn, four legs, and a curly tail. Matte green glaze with interesting accents and whorls. A large drop of glaze froze on his tail during firing, which I'm pretty sure he'd use for self defense if necessary.

"Droptail" (he has a drop... on his tail... its ok, you can rename him ;) is one of my larger stoppers - just over 5 inches long from tip to tip, and just over an two inches from bottom of paw to the top of his frill. There's a nice solid heft to him that feels good in your hand. An object to be admired, for sure! He'll look great whether buried in a bottle or guarding your shelf - a very distinctive and beautiful piece, perfect for your favorite wine, whiskey, vinegar, home-made spirits, or even perfume.

I've included one shot of him as naked greenware (no nose! no clothes!) and one with some friends.

His USA-made 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!

All my creations come very carefully wrapped for safety. If you have special shipping needs, let me know and I'll certainly accommodate.

Black acrylic display stand included free (other colors available):

My other stoppers are here:

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white stoneware, glaze, loving care, whimsy, fire, medical grade stainless steel, medical grade rubber, frog pond green glaze, party, ceramic, clay
wine stopper, bottle stopper, ooak, display, houseware, barware, hostess gift, christmas gift, stoneware, unusual gift, scotch stopper, handmade
Photos (click to enlarge)