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posted on May, 12 2015 @ 09:37 PM
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Ok here's what I got. There is this thread "What is the most unusual thing you ever owned"

Ok so I got this weird odd leather bound bottle.









The back story of how I obtained it. Back in the late 80's i was working for a sub contractor and he owed me back pay and was not able to pay me in cash. he invited me to his basement and garage to look at stuff to barter for trade for the wages he owed me. I got a whole lot of neat stuff, like a million old stamps in a cardboard box which i sold for a hefty profit, some tools and this thing. When i asked him about it he delighted to get rid of it. He claimed it brought him nothing but bad luck. At the time I was into the occult and thought the item was cool enough so i took it as part of the barter.

Moving on I kept it for years never having any bad mojo or anything? Took it to antique shop every now and again never really was given any input to what it really was.

As time passed on and the Internet became more available I came across the story of Juan Ponce de León and how he was searching for the fountain of youth in Florida.


The legend became particularly prominent in the 16th century, when it became attached to the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León, first Governor of Puerto Rico. According to an apocryphal combination of New World and Eurasian elements, Ponce de León was searching for the Fountain of Youth when he traveled to what is now Florida in 1513.


For more on this story here is the wiki.

So I ask you ATS is this the vessel in which Juan Ponce de León hoped to capture the all enlightening fluid of the fountain of youth?

Look at the relief (picture) in the 4th photo I posted. Is that indeed Juan Ponce de León?




posted on May, 12 2015 @ 09:47 PM
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a reply to: proob4

It looks like an opium pipe. I believe that opium was used alot back then and not just in China. That would be my guess. Try looking up old opium pipes and see if you can find something like it.



posted on May, 12 2015 @ 09:50 PM
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I would hazard a guess at either a gunpowder flask or maybe, possibly depending on size, a wine flask.



posted on May, 12 2015 @ 09:53 PM
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a reply to: Dimithae

It's not a pipe, lol



posted on May, 12 2015 @ 09:54 PM
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a reply to: JonjonjVery well could be a wine flask, pourer, but it's the markings that have me intrigued for years.



posted on May, 12 2015 @ 10:06 PM
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Found some look alike, could be a wine bottle of some sort.
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posted on May, 12 2015 @ 10:12 PM
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a reply to: proob4

Having lived in Spain for many years previously I can say for a fact that similar vessels are used even today. It is hard to tell the size though, hence the gunpowder suggestion.
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posted on May, 12 2015 @ 10:21 PM
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a reply to: MianeyeWow that is so similar, there are marks where something was fastened to the lid and the bottle. Still though i am more interested in the markings and what they mean even if it is just a whine decanter, which i am almost sure it is.
Thanks!



posted on May, 12 2015 @ 10:24 PM
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originally posted by: Jonjonj
a reply to: proob4

Having lived in Spain for many years previously I can say for a fact that similar vessels are used even today. It is hard to tell the size though, hence the gunpowder suggestion.
it's size is about a foot tall and about a foot wide, probably could hold about a half to 3/4 of a gallon of liquid.



posted on May, 12 2015 @ 10:29 PM
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a reply to: proob4

I would guess then that it could have been used on a ship. Suspended and easily tilted.



posted on May, 12 2015 @ 10:29 PM
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Gee and i thought it might be more. I guess it's just a old wine bottle from the 70's. Wish i knew by who though and the story on the bottle?



posted on May, 13 2015 @ 12:06 AM
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I'm going to go with a powder flask.
If so, it is pretty fancy looking. It may be worth a little to the right collector.
Stick a long, dampened cotton swap into it and see what you pull out.
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posted on May, 13 2015 @ 01:43 AM
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a reply to: proob4

Perhapse something used in the distilling process to get the oils.




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