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5161 A 'Sugar-Loaf' shaped Carafe with Ducal Coronet

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The shape of this carafe is known as a 'sugar-loaf' as sugar was sold in 'loaves' moulded to this shape in the 18th century.

The carafe (it was never a decanter with a stopper) is plain with a lower band of fluting and the neck being panel cut with two double horizontal lines.  The body is also finely engraved with a monogram - "LPO" beneath a ducal coronet.

The carafe, although of a type made in Britain, is of continental European manufacture, although to which country, we are unwiling to assign an origin.  However, as the carafe is of lead glass, it is probably Scandinavian - Denmark, Norway or Sweden being leading contenders.

The carafe is of full bottle size and very fit for purpose, being in excellent condition.

Date: c.1790

Dimensions: 9.4", 24 cm. high incl. stoppers

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