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6028 A Pair of French Decanters in the English Style


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This fine pair of decanters look, at first sight, to be English - they have that typical 'prussian' outline and with three neck rings.  Closer inspection reveals that they are mould-blown with deep vertical ridges; the Englsih equivalents would have been 'pillar-cut'.  The neck rings are applied and the ribbed sides extend into the base which forms a star pattern.  The stoppers are ribbed in a writhen pattern.

These decanters are lead glass and weigh heavily, being 1,642 and 1,771 grams respectively - about twice the weight of an average English decanter.

They are very fit for purpose, being without any chips, cracks or cloudiness.

Date: c.1820

Dimensions: 11.5", 29.2 cm. high incl. stoppers.

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