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5081 A plain 'Indian Club' Decanter


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The 'Indian Club' shape decanter takes its name from the wooden exercise clubs of a similar shape which were once very popular - if not particularly effective!  Decanters of this shape are much less oten seen than the taper variety, but they are an excellent shape for use as they pour well and are elegant.  The 'Indian club' differs from the taper in that the body curves inward toward the base, rather than continuing to broaden, if only slightly.

This example is a full-bottle size and is utterly devoid of decoration. It has a very slightly everted rim and an inverted pear-shaped stopper with a bevelled edge.  It is in excellent condition.

Date: c.1780

Dimensions: 11.2", 28.5 cm high incl. stopper.

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