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4022 A Teal Coloured Mell


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Coloured decanters of this form are known as Mells, and this is a typical example.  The colour is curious; in some lights (daylight for example) it seems to be a rich turquoise or teal colour, while in other lights it appears more emerald green.

This example never had a glass stopper, but it may have had a mounted cork.  Coloured decanters were traditionally used for spiritous liquor, but white wine can well be served from them also.

Date: c.1880

Dimensions: 9", 22.8 cm. high

Price: UK customers £160, US customers $210, Euro customers €185, Australian customers $280

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