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3013 A Fine Engraved Magnum 'Prussian' Decanter

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This is a Georgian decanter which comfortably holds teo bottles, but it is more than that - it is a fine example of engraving of the early 19th century.

The decanter has two plain neck rings and the body is wheel engraved with a broad band of fruiting vine  - with 3 large bunches of grapes, 9 finely engraved vine leaves, all infilled with scrolling tendrils.  It is fitted with an inverted pear-shaped, bevelled stopper with a central lenticle.

Early 19th century magnum decanters are rare enough, but prettily engraved examples are even less common.  This one pours well and is in excellent clear condition and almost devoid of scratches except on the underside where they are to be expected.

Date: c.1820

Dimensions: 13.6", 34.5 cm. high incl. stopper.

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