3002 A Rare and Interesting Ship's Decanter with Scottish Association
This 'ship's' decanter or 'rodney' is an unusual model, but none the less satisfactory for that. The body is of elogated bell shape with a panel- or slice-cut neck with three incise-cut neck rings. It has an inverted pear-shaped bevelled stopper with bull's eye centre. The upper body is finely wheel-engraved with a band of thistle flowers and leaves in a stylised and repeating manner. The base is plain.
Like many early ship's decanters, this one is heavily made and of excellent clear colour. It is a very practical decanter and a considerable rarity.
For a discussion of ship's decanters, please see my newsletter for May 2012.
Dimensions: 10.9", 27.6 cm. high incl. stopper
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