5149 A Fine Pair of Shaft & Globe Decanters
This is a lovely pair of Victorian decanters of high quality and in excellent unrestored condition. The almost spherical bodies are sharply cut with hobnail cutting of great precision above which is a band of wheel cut decoration of roses and thistles with flowers and foliage; there are no daffodils, leeks or shamrocks, so why England and Scotland are represented - without Wales or Ireland is a mystery.
The necks are panel cut with notched edges, the notching giveing excellent 'grip'; this leaves the rim of hexagonal section. The stoppers are of inverted, but similar shape and with facet cutting above the panel-cut waisted shanks.
This is a pair of decanters a distinct 'cut above' (if you'll forgive the pun) the usual.
Dimensions: 11.9", 30.2 cm. high incl. stoppers
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