An engraved Georgian taper decanter

An engraved Georgian taper decanter

Code: 6059


This is a pretty decanter of the late 18th century of a shape known as a 'taper'.  The body is wheel engraved with ribbon-tied swags of husks  and with pendant stars also suspended.  The stopper is a scalloped disk.

THis is a light-weight practical decanetr that will hold a full bottle.  The glass may be soda-glass, which would imply continental manufacture, but it is to an British design. 

Date: c.1790

Dimensions: 10.6", 27 cm. high incl. stopper

From the collection of Hugh johnson Esq.