5250 A Rare 'Lynn' Decanter of Mallet Form
Full-bottle size 'Lynn' deccanters are a rarity, being less frequently seen than carafes and small-size versions. This example boasts a 'mallet'-shaped body and has seven horizontal ribbed bands which are well defined. The stopper is of globular form with a ring of air bubbles - a popular stopper type and an early one. The base has a rough pontil mark.
The original source of 'Lynn' glass seems to be a matter of conjecture, but Lynn, now called Kings Lynn, seems not to be a contender. The name probably arose in the early 20th century when the newly-burgeoning antiques trade was appending names to all manner of objects to glamourise them.
Date: c.1740 - 60
Dimensions: 10.3", 26.4 cm high incl. stoppers
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