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5234 A Poor 'Prussian' Decanter

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This has to be one of the worst, but completely genuine antique decanters ever!  It is complete with its original stopper and is what you can see.

The decanter is poorly made of inferior glass.  It has three neck rings, unevenly spaced and crudely put together and the lower section of the body is mould-blown with fine fluting and a star-cut (actually star-moulded) base.  The stopper is an annulated ball and it does not sit straight! Around the middle of the body is a narrow band of wheel engraving of leaves and berries - presumably done in a rush!

What good can be said about this?  Well, it is a genuine antique decanter of meagre size.  It is clear, without cracks or chips and the original stopper is present.  It is also the least expensive genuinely antique decanter I know!

Date: c.1830

Dimensions: 8.8", 22.7 cm high incl stopper

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