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5113 A Pair of fine Ovoid Decanters.

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This is a very elegant pair of late Victorian decanters with ovoid bodies resting on plain low feet, with tricorn pouring lips and with hollow balloon-shaped stoppers.  The bodies are wheel engraved with four bands, the uppermost one being linked trefoils and spots above two thin lines.  The second band comprises a running bold Greek key pattern, the third, a matted band with polished small printies or 'jewels' while the lowest band is comprised of intersecting arches suspending stylised fritillaria blooms.  The stoppers are lightly engraved with a narrow band of matted dots.

At first sight, these decanters look to be of small size - perhaps for half-bottles - but that is a deception as they each hold a full bottle (75 cl.) below the top band of decoration.

Date: c.1890

Dimensions: 11.5", 29.2 cm high incl. stoppers

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