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5068 An Early Cut Ship's Decanter


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This is another fine ship's decanter.  The body is a broad pear shape, and is decorated with slice- or panel-cutting to the shoulders and neck, and it has three plain shallow incised neck rings.  The lower part of the body has a band of broad flute cutting.  It has a (replaced) bull's eye pear-shaped stopper.

Like most ship's decanters, this example is of fine glass blown thickly.  The lack of a sharply everted lip is a sign of 18th century making and this makes it a good early example.

Date: c.1785-95

Dimensions: 11", 28 cm. high incl stopper.

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