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5243 A Rare Pair of 'Prussian' Decanters with Spiral Neck Rings


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Decanters with spiral neck rings are distinctly uncommon, but pairs are a rarity.  Some call them 'snake' neck rings, and I have even seen one with a forked tongue engraved emerging form the reptile's mouth!

Overall these are the standard 'prussian' shape, although these are better proportioned than many.  They have panel-cut shoulders, fine-fluted bases and have inverted pear-shaped stoppers which look to be original.

The decanters appear at first sight to be a little small, but they each hold a full bottle with ease - indeed 75 cl only fills them to the low shoulder.  They are in good bright condition and ready to be used!

Date: c.1800

Dimensions: 10.8", 27.5 cm. high incl. stoppers

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