DECANTERS

Decanters were used extensively in the eighteenth century for the very good reason that most alcoholic beverages had a huge amount of sediment.  One of the reasons that so many 18th century Georgian drinking glasses had fluting or honeycomb patterning to the lower half of the glass was probably to hide the amount of sediment that had been poured into the glass.  Decanting didn't get rid of all the sediment, but it did allow for much of it to be poured off before it was served to a guest.  Decanting was required for all types of liquor including ale and champagne.   The decanter on the right is a very nice taper decanter wiith a scalloped disk stopper dating from about 1775.  The silver decanter label shown with it is from the early 19th century.



Engraved and scale-cut taper decanter

Engraved and scale-cut taper decanter

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, scale-cut glass, engraved taper decanter dating from the end of the 18th century, c1780.   The decanter is in excellent condition for its age.  This means, of course, that it shows the age related wear and tear to the base commensurate with some 200+ years of use.  
 
The decanter is club-shaped and is decorated with fishscale cutting down to the shoulders from the pouring lip.  The body of the decanter is engraved with swags of stylised leaves and two sets of initials ("FCJ?") within oval cartouches.  The base is plain save for a polished out pontil mark and measures 10.2 cm (4.1 inches) in diameter.  The decanter is 23.5 cm (9.4 inches) in height without...

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Price: £195.00

Georgian engraved Irish broad based taper decanter

Georgian engraved Irish broad based taper decanter

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, probably Irish, engraved, broad-based taper decanter, dating from the late 18th century, c1790. 
 
The decanter is in excellent condition for its age.  This means, of course, that it shows the age related wear and tear to the rim of the base commensurate with years of use.  
 
The neck of the decanter is decorated with three hand-applied annular neck rings.  The body of the decanter is decorated with emgraving of a band of hatched vesicas above a band of swags and tails and the letters "DMS".  The band of hatched vesicas would suggest a Cork Glasshouse origin and the band of swags and tails a Waterloo Cork Glasshouse origin. ...

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Price: £295.00

Georgian North Bohemian milchglas decanter

Georgian North Bohemian milchglas decanter

This is what we believe to be a North Bohemian, hand-enameled and gilded, Georgian, milk glass decanter and stopper dating from the late 18th century, c1780.   A similar decanter with a different enameled scene can be seen on the web site for Auktionhaus Dr. Fischer at https://www.auctions-fischer.de/kataloge/online-kataloge/266-ii-europaeisches-glas-studioglas.html?kategorie=99&artikel=80069&L=&cHash=740107be73.
 
The decanter is in excellent condition for its age.  This means, of course, that it shows the age related wear and tear to the rim of the base commensurate with some 200 years of use.  The pontil mark at the base of the decanter has been polished out.
 
The neck of the...

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Price: £225.00

Pair of Georgian engraved sugarloaf decanters

Pair of Georgian engraved sugarloaf decanters

This is what we believe to be a pair of English, Georgian, engraved, glass sugarloaf decanters dating from the middle to end of the 18th century, c1770.   
 
The decanters are in excellent condition for their age.  This means, of course, that they show the age related wear and tear commensurate with some 250 years of use.  
 
The decanters are sugarloaf-shaped and are decorated with engraved faux labels for White Wine and Claret, surmounted by an engraved bird among reeds, and sitting above a trailing, fruiting vine.  Harebells are engraved to the sides of the labels.   The bases are plain, sport polished pontil marks and measure 10.5 cm (4.2 inches) in diameter.  The...

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Price: £1,650.00

Silesian, engraved and gilded cordial decanter

Silesian, engraved and gilded cordial decanter

This is what we believe to be a beautifully engraved and gilded small cordial decanter dating from the late 18th century, c1780, and probably originating in Silesia. 
 
The decanter is in excellent condition for its age.  This means, of course, that it shows the age related wear and tear to the rim of the base commensurate with nearly 200 years of use.  There is a rough pontil mark to the base.
 
The neck of the decanter is decorated with five bands of shallow cut olives and a single band of etched leaves.  The body of the decanter is decorated with two further bands of olives below which sit two opposing, small baskets of etched flowers within cartouches.  The baskets were once gilded...

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Price: £95.00


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