3001 A Rare Plain Ship's Decanter
This is simply a good example of a George III ship's decanter. Its unusual featrue is that it has two, not three neck rings - otherwise it is entirely plain. It has a target, or bullseye, stopper which is possibly replaced, but then one can say that about almost every Georgian decanter; it may be original.
Ship's decanters became very popular in the closing years of the 19th century and we have one (since sold), both as a comparison. This one, however, does date from around 1800, and is thus a rare and very practical decanter.
It may be noticed that antique ship's decanters are usually smaller than reproductions, and this is clearly seen in the second image. It will also be noticed that the neck rings, which were originally designed to give a good grip are much closer together in the reproduction - which almost defeats the object of having them! Also note the 'mushroom' stopper of the reproduction which would roll off a table on board a sailing ship!
Dimensions: 9.3", 23.7 cm high incl. stopper.
Price: UK customers £1,250, US customers $1,690, Euro customers €1,440, Australian customers $2,190