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1055 A 'Port Magnum' 'Prussian' Decanter with Pear Stopper

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This fine decanter has panel-cut neck and shoulders and three incise-cut neck rings. It is marginally less than a magnum*. The base has a band of fluting and the decanter is fitted with a bevelled pear-shaped stopper (replaced). The body of the decanter is wheel engraved with the initials WHA. Georgian magnum decanters are hard to find, and have become a rarity on the market. This is an early example with contemporary prettily-engraved initials. We will be happy to e-mail a close-up of the monogram if asked.

* Decanters which hold just less than two bottles are often said to be port magnums. This is because port throws a sediment, and the amount of clear wine left when decanted is less than a full 2 bottles.

Date: c. 1790

Dimensions: 10.5" 26.8 cm. high

Price: UK customers £1,550, US customers $2,095, Euro customers €1,785, Australian customers $2,715

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