5113 A Pair of fine Ovoid Decanters.
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.
Dimensions: 11.5", 29.2 cm high incl. stoppers
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