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5203 A Plain Broad-Based Carafe

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This is a lovely plain carafe probably made in the closing years of the 19th century, although pieces like this are very difficult to date with any degree of certainty.  It has the style and signs of wear that one would expct of a carafe of that time, but more importantly, it was probably made for a gentleman's club or hotel, many of which appeared around that time.

It is of broad bell shape and devoid of decoration except for a band of panel-cutting around the enck which allows for a good grip.   It holds a bottle very comfortably and will take a litre of wine.

Date: c.1890

Dimensions: 8.2", 20.7 cm. high

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