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5031 A DOUBLE MAGNUM French 'prussian' carafe


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This huge carafe will hold 4 bottles quite comfortably - provided you can lift it!

The shape is typical of late George III carafes and decanters, but the neck flares to the rim more than an English example - which is not surprising as it is French!   It is said that such large carafes were for cider, and probably they were, as they were made in Normandy where cider apples grow.  However, the shape and style is very suitable for wine and because of its origins it is considerably less costly than its English counterpart.

The second image shows a magnum and a large bottle-size decanter for comparison.

Date: c.1830

Dimensions: 14", 35.6 cm. high

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