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5116 An Unusual Prussian/Broad Taper Decanter

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This elegant decanter has a form of cut decoration we have not previously seen, but nevertheless it is very satisfactory.   The overall shape is probably nearer to a broad taper than a prussian decanter.  It has three incise-cut neck rings and panel-cut neck and shoulders.  The centre body is decorated with octagonal panels of fine diamond cutting interspersed with smaller panels of coarse diamond cutting between panels of very fine fluting.  The lower section is fluted.  The stopper which is cut to match the decanter is of slightly different 'colour' and may not be original, although it is contemporary.

The decanter holds a full bottle and is in exceptional condition being clear and bright with no apparent chips, cracks or other damage.  It is very fit for purpose and should appeal to glass collectors who like unusual cutting patterns - as well as those who want a high quality vessel from which to pour their wine!

Date: c.1800

Dimensions: 6.6", 24.4 cm. high incl. stopper

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