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6511 A Victorian Scottish Magnum Shaft & Globe Decanter

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At first sight this is clearly a large decanter, but the fact that it will hold two bottles quite easily is not so obvious - but it does - itis a magnum.  

The actual decanter is quite plain - no cutting of any sort - but it is boldly wheel- engraved on one side with a large Scottish thistle and on the opposite side with the initials AM in 'Old English' script.  The hollow ball stopper is also engraved with two thistles that can be seen from either side.

This type of decanter is quite often seen, but magnums are rare and those with clearly Scottish engraving are more so.

With so many Scotts having surnames that begin either 'Mac' or 'Mc', and with Andrew being a favourite first name, this should find  a home with someone who can claim it as thier own!

Date: 1870

Dimensions: 12", 30.5 cm. high incl. stopper

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