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4022 A Teal-coloured mell

£160.00 Approx $220.08, €187.35

Code: 4022

Coloured decanters of this form are known as 'mells', and this is a typical example.  The colour is curious; in some lights (daylight for example) it seems to be a rich turquoise or teal colour, while in other lights it appears more emerald green.

This example never had a glass stopper, but it may have had a mounted cork.  Coloured decanters were traditionally used for spiritous liquor, but white wine can well be served from them also.

Date: c.1880

Dimensions: 9", 22.8 cm. high