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6504 a Fine Brilliant-Cut Magnum Shaft & Globe Decanter

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This is a very impressive decanter which easily holds a magnum. Indeed, 2 bottles barely fill the body of the decanter. The almost-spherical body is profusely and deeply cut with hobnails, fine prisms, pinwheels and blazes in an overall geometric pattern. The base is similarly cut, while the neck is panel-cut and notched with a light band of chevrons intersecting in the middle. The stopper is ovoid and cut all over with 'hollow diamonds'.

The top of the stopper has a small chip and the peg (the part that is inserted in the decanter) has a longer one. There is also another small chip to the underside, but none of these are apparent on first inspection and barely detract form the overall appearance. They have, however, been taken into consideration in our pricing!

There were several firms in the East Midlands of England producing 'Brilliant Cut' glass wares from the 1880s - Thomas Webb, Richardson's and Stevens & Williams among others. Their glass was notable for its exceptional quality and is epitomised in this decanter.

The decanter is a thoroughly practical one and very fit for purpose!

Date: c.1880

Dimensions: 16", 40.5 cm. high incl. stopper

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