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5232 A Fine Half-Bottle 'Indian Club' Decanter


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This is a very pretty half-bottle decanter of 'Indian Club' shape.  The body is engraved with broad band of oval unusual paterae between ribbon-tied swags of bell-flowers (garrya eliptica ?).  The paterae are a combination of very small polished ovals against a matted ground.  The decanter has an everted rim and a bevelled pear-shaped stopper.

Half-bottle, or pint decanters are often said to be for spirits and it is true that many decanters with gilded labels for brandy, rum and hollands (gin) usually are for spirits; they are often blue or green glass - but this one is clear.

The decanter is in excellent condition without any chips or cracks, but with minor scratches consistent with its age.

Date: c.1790

Dimensions: 10.5", 26.6 cm. high incl. stopper

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