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6051 A Ruby Red Tall Cylindrical Decanter


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An ideal ruby wedding present?  Perhaps, but this is a very respectable decanter made in the opening years of Queen Victoria's reign.  It is utterly plain, having an almost cylindrical body and slightly tapering neck.  The stopper is a plain tapering hexagon and the peg (that part which inserts into the neck of the decanter) is clear glass. 

Red is a difficult colour as glass that is redin its entirety appears black, so this is overcome by fusing a thin layer of red glass over clear.  This is a technique called 'casing'.

 

Date: c.1840

Dimensions: 13.8", 35.1 cm. high incl.stopper

Price: UK customers £145, US customers $190, Euro customers €165, Australian customers $255

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