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5245 A Rare 'Lynn' Decanter


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Decanters and other glass of the mid-18th century with horizonal ribs are referred to as 'Lynn' glass and this is a good example.  The decanter is a good 'mallet' shape, sometimes called a 'shouldered' shape.  It has nine horizonatl ribs which are well defined, the topmost one being slightly less pronounced than the others.

Usually Lynn decanters are fitted with spire stoppers that are facetted, but this one has a globular stopper with two internal bands of air bubbles - a form which is generally considered to be earlier than the spire.  It looks to be original to the decanter - and probably is. The base of the neck is slightly scratched.  The base of the decanter has a light 'kick-in' or punt, and a rough pontil mark. 

The decanter holds a full bottle, and is bright and clear without any chips or cracks.  It is thoroughly fit for purpose.

Date: C.1740

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

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