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4103 A Plain Bristol Blue Prussian Decanter

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As a connoisseur once said - "there are Bristol blue decanters,and Bristol blue decanters", by which he meant that not everything with one description is necessarily the same in terms of quality and condition.  This is a lovely example of subtly elegant shape and in fine condition.

It has three bladed neck rings and the body is of broad tapered form fitted with its original bevelled inverted pear-shaped stopper.  There are a few very tiny chips around the edge of the stopper, but they are so small as to be insignificant.

It is perhaps not surprising that decanters of this design often have bladed neck rings - that is they are of triangular section, and this leads on to suppose that they all may have been made by the same person, or at least in the same glasshouse.

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Date: c.1800

Dimensions: 10.9", 27.7 cm. high incl. stopper.

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