Georgian North Bohemian milchglas decanter

Stock Number: 5021

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
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 decanter has a gilded band at both the rim and the bottom and carries four small gilded items of foliage between the two bands.  The body of the decanter has a gilded band at the shoulder beneath which sits a hand-enameled polychrome scene of a lady and gentleman in period dress in an arbor.   The reverse is decorated with further items of gilded foliage.  The base measures 7.6 cm (3 inches) in diameter.  The decanter is 18.5 cm (7.4 inches) in height without the stopper and 21.5 cm (8.6 inches) tall with the stopper inserted.   There are no chips, cracks, scratches or any evidence of restoration.  The gilding is slightly rubbed in places.
The stopper is of solid ball form, and is gilded above the neck of the peg.   It is contemporary with the decanter, is a good fit and we believe it to be the original.  The gilding is rubbed on the lateral extremities of the stopper.  The peg end has some nibbles from use.
Weighing in at 375 g. (~ 13 oz.).
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Georgian North Bohemian milchglas decanterGeorgian North Bohemian milchglas decanter
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