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The Hugh Johnson Collection

On this page you will find a selection of fine antique wine accessories from the Hugh Johnson Collection.  Hugh Johnson, the doyen of wine writers in the English language and much more besides, has collaborated with Robin Butler to source a superb collection of practical and genuine decanters and other wine accessories to help your enjoyment of wine.  Each piece is guaranteed to be as described, in excellent condition for its age, a little exrtra-special, and be something that you can use when you serve wine to your friends - or even for your own personal use!

If more were needed to enhance your wine enjoyment Hugh's many books on wine (as well as horticulture and trees, incidentally) will amply repay your time in consuming their contents.  From 'The Story of Wine', 'The World Atlas of Wine', and his autobiography, 'My Life Uncorked' among others, each is so fluently and utterly readable - they are essentials on the bookshelves of anyone who wishes to increase their knowledge of wine.  However, here are some accessories you may feel the need to complete your journey into the sublime taste for wine.

3001 A Rare Plain Ship's Decanter

3001 A Rare Plain Ship's Decanter

This is simply a good example of a George III ship's decanter. Its unusual feature... Date: c.1800

Price: UK customers £1,475, US customers $1,770, Euro customers €1,695, Australian customers $2,360

3006 A Fine Sugar-Loaf Decanter Engraved CLARET

3006 A Fine Sugar-Loaf Decanter Engraved CLARET

This is a very good example of an engraved sugar-loaf decanter which is nicely engraved... Date: c.1765

Price: UK customers £1,550, US customers $1,860, Euro customers €1,785, Australian customers $2,480

3010 A Fine Silver-Gilt 'Roundlet' Pocket Corkscrew

3010 A Fine Silver-Gilt 'Roundlet' Pocket Corkscrew

This type of corkscrew, known as a 'roundlet', was patented by William Lund and William... Date: 1913

Price: UK customers £600, US customers $720, Euro customers €690, Australian customers $960

3017 A Fine 'Drawn Trumpet' Goblet with Folded Foot.

3017 A Fine 'Drawn Trumpet' Goblet with Folded Foot.

This is a fine example of a variety of large goblet which enjoyed much favour... Date: c.1750

Price: UK customers £560, US customers $670, Euro customers €645, Australian customers $895

3018 A Fine and Very Large Cup-Bowl Goblet

3018 A Fine and Very Large Cup-Bowl Goblet

This is a quite extraordinary glass because not only is it a very large goblet,... Date: c.1760

Price: UK customers £785, US customers $940, Euro customers €905, Australian customers $1,255

3019 A Fine Conical Ship's Decanter

3019 A Fine Conical Ship's Decanter

This is a fine ship's decanter of conical outline, The thickly-blown glass of excellent colour... Date: c.1800

Price: UK customers £1,250, US customers $1,500, Euro customers €1,440, Australian customers $2,000

3021 A Very Fine set of 6 Opaque Twist Wine Glasses

3021 A Very Fine set of 6 Opaque Twist Wine Glasses

Georgian wine glasses of the period 1750-70 are not uncommon, but to see a set... Date: c.1760

Price: UK customers £1,800, US customers $2,160, Euro customers €2,070, Australian customers $2,880

3025 A Fine Conical Ship's Decanter

3025 A Fine Conical Ship's Decanter

This is a fine, if not totally conventional, ship's decanter in that is a simple... Date: c.1790 - 1805

Price: UK customers £1,100, US customers $1,320, Euro customers €1,265, Australian customers $1,760

3032 A Very Large Wine Jug with a Tasting Stopper

3032 A Very Large Wine Jug with a Tasting Stopper

This large Presentation Jug has a comfortable capacity of 3 bottles. It was presented to... Date: c.1980

Price: UK customers £325, US customers $390, Euro customers €375, Australian customers $520

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 £4,600, US customers $5,520, Euro customers €5,290, Australian customers $7,360

3039 A Very Large Old Sheffield Plate Coaster

3039 A Very Large Old Sheffield Plate Coaster

This is a very rare coaster because it will take a double magnum decanter (see... Date: c.1820

Price: UK customers £600, US customers $720, Euro customers €690, Australian customers $960

3041  A French Mechanical Decanting Machine/Bottle Cradle

3041 A French Mechanical Decanting Machine/Bottle Cradle

This is a fine mechanical decanting machine in the form of a gun carriage with... Date: c.1900

Price: UK customers £950, US customers $1,140, Euro customers €1,095, Australian customers $1,520

3042 A Fine and Unusual Ship's Decanter

3042 A Fine and Unusual Ship's Decanter

This is really a quite unusual ship's decanter because it falls in an date-band when... Date: c.1830

Price: UK customers £985, US customers $1,180, Euro customers €1,135, Australian customers $1,575

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 $2,340, Euro customers €2,245, Australian customers $3,120

3049 A Superb set of 6 Shaft-and-Globe Decanters in Sizes

3049 A Superb set of 6 Shaft-and-Globe Decanters in Sizes

This is a very fine set of decanters comprising four of full-bottle size and a... Date: c.1880

Price: UK customers £2,450, US customers $2,940, Euro customers €2,820, Australian customers $3,920

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