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6561 A cut 'Prussian' Decanter with Hollow Mushroom Stopper


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This is a very well-cut and decorative decanter which is also entirely practical.  The body is cut with three principal bands, the uppermost one is a broad band of 'diamonds' (or pyramids, above  a narrower band of circular 'printies', while the lowest band has slanting grooves between very fine diamond-cutting.  the bands are separarted by double step cutting.

The underside is star-cut and the shoulders are panel- or slice-cut.  The lowwer two neck rings are diamond-cut while the top ring is plain.  The hollow stopper is cut with vertical grooves below a diamond-cut crown.

The decanter is very fit for purpose, holding as it does, a full bottle (75 ml).

Date: c.1820

Dimensions: 9.5", 24.3 cm high incl. stopper.

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