Magnum and Larger Format Decanters
It is acknowledged that wine, bottled and stored in large bottles keep for longer and that the process of maturation can be significantly improved. Antique decanters of magnum (two-bottle) capacity are not often seen, while larger formats are increasingly rare.
A decanter or carafe (a decanter which never had a stopper) of 4-bottle capacity is a double magnum and there is a variety of names for even larger bottles, although these are so rare that they may be discounted in this context.
This impressive decanter was probably made in northern France, more specifically, Normandy, although its 'Frenchness'... Date: c.1820-50
Price: UK customers £450, US customers $610, Euro customers €520, Australian customers $790
The taper decanter as a form is as simple as it comes; it is also... Date: c.1780
Price: UK customers £685, US customers $925, Euro customers €790, Australian customers $1,200
This really is an impressive decanter because it is not only in very fine condition... Date: c.1860
Price: UK customers £720, US customers $970, Euro customers €830, Australian customers $1,260
This is a fine and very rare decanter made at the very beginning of the... Date: c.1805
Price: UK customers £1,950, US customers $2,635, Euro customers €2,245, Australian customers $3,415
Antique magnum decanters are seldom seen, and double magnums are considerably rarer. There are a... Date: c.1800
Price: UK customers £4,850, US customers $6,550, Euro customers €5,580, Australian customers $8,490