Green Glass Violin Bottle with Musical Notes - LV Viobot Made In Japan
To the average person, it looks like a green glass violin bottle with embossed musical notes, but seasoned collectors will recognize this is a more challenging LV viobot to acquire. With a curved measure of music notes near the shoulders, across the back, the determining element — an embossed JAPAN on the underside — confirms this bottle is of the uncommon type, harder to find. Research suggests these were made in the 1980s, although given the Japan manufacture, I would have speculated these viobots were made at least 10 years earlier.
Standing 9-5/8 inch high and 4-1/4 inch wide at the base, this bottle is in fabulous condition, with a few bubbles in the glass, but no nicks, chips, cracks, or scratches. I also note a light, skipping iridescence across the back of the bottle that I'm rather certain is where a metal wall vase hanging device made contact with the glass.