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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.

3037 A Fine and Very Rare DOUBLE MAGNUM Georgian Decanter

3037 A Fine and Very Rare DOUBLE MAGNUM Georgian Decanter

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 $6,305, Euro customers €5,580, Australian customers $8,490

3043 A Fine and Rare Magnum Prussian Decanter with Tasting Stopper

3043 A Fine and Rare Magnum Prussian Decanter with Tasting Stopper

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 $2,535, Euro customers €2,245, Australian customers $3,415

5169 A Good 18th Century Magnum Taper Decanter

5169 A Good 18th Century Magnum Taper Decanter

The taper decanter as a form is as simple as it comes; it is also... Date: c.1780

Price: UK customers £685, US customers $890, Euro customers €790, Australian customers $1,200

5207 A Three-Bottle Taper Decanter

5207 A Three-Bottle Taper Decanter

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 $585, Euro customers €520, Australian customers $790

6529 A Pair of 2-Litre French Carafes

6529 A Pair of 2-Litre French Carafes

Large numbers of outsize carafes and decanters were made in Northern France for cider, particularly... Date: c.1870

Price: UK customers £385, US customers $500, Euro customers €445, Australian customers $675

6511 A Victorian Scottish Magnum Shaft & Globe Decanter

6511 A Victorian Scottish Magnum Shaft & Globe Decanter

At first sight this is clearly a large decanter, but the fact that it will... Date: c.1870

Price: UK customers £220, US customers $285, Euro customers €255, Australian customers $385

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