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ENTERED IN ARTISTRY GROUP CHALLENGE DEC 26TH 2012
SOLD BOLS BALLERINA IPHONE CASE DEC.2012 CLICK LINK HUGS. ON FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHY EXPLORE PAGE SEE BELOW*
CLICKABLE IMAGE BELOW HUGS SOLD
PROUD OWNER OF THIS BOLS BALLERINA COLLECTABLE BOTTLE
Won my bid about a month ago and got my collectable Bols bottle filled never opened, i shook it sat it down and clicked away (notice you see the gold flecks in the liquer) .I took the capture moments ago on a chair in the office,Then putting in solid background adding my little hearts designed in photoshop worked in layers.
I had awhile back posted my empty Bols ballerina bottle this one is full never opened played music wound from the bottom it plays music as the ballerina goes around and around i love this addition to my collectable bottles..
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MY ORIGINAL CAPTURE ON OFFICE CHAIR LOL BELOW
Although there is a lack of hard historical evidence, it is claimed by the company and generally accepted that in 1575 the Bols family arrived in Amsterdam and opened their distillery t Lootsje (English: the little shed). The distillery was located outside the city walls on the post road to Haarlem, situated next to a stream. By 1612 the city’s walls had expanded to encompass the distillery, and the stream was dug out into a canal called the Rozengracht because of rose nurseries in the area. Around the same time, a new stone building was constructed to house the distillery. The first official mention is in 1634 in Amsterdam town papers, where Pieter Jacobszoon Bols is documented as operator of t Lootsje on the Rozengracht.
Lucas Bols was born in 1652. His era corresponded with the Dutch golden age, when the Netherlands were a colonial power, and led the world in international commerce. The Dutch East India Company, of which Lucas was a major shareholder, brought exotic herbs, spices and fruits back to Amsterdam, and these were used to create new liqueurs and genevers. Many of the recipes from that period, such as Blue Curaçao and Crème de cacao, remain popular to this day.
During the 18th century, the Bols family became a very prosperous dynasty, but found itself becoming more and more detached from the day to day operation of the distillery. This lack of family leadership, along with the Continental Blockade of Napoleon, severely weakened the company, and when last male heir, Herman Bols, died in 1813, the company was offered for sale.