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9940 A Decorated Taper Decanter with Facetted Disc Stopper

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This is a good Georgian-period decanter of typical taper form - except that it is of slightly squatter proportions than usual.  It has a panel-cut neck and fluted base, while around the middle is a narrow matted band with wheel-engraved and polished 'crows' feet' decoration.  The neck has two horizontal bands of cutting, and the disc stopper has a fecetted edge - and is probably a replacement, although it looks very suitable.

Of good bottle capacity, this is a solidly made and practical decanter.  The bands of horizontal decoration give rise to thinking it is probably of North European origin, although the pattern is a British one and it is made of lead glass.

Date: c.1790

Dimensions: 11.25", 28.7 cm. high incl. stopper

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