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This is a good example of a Georgian decanter which will hold a full bottle with ease, pours well and has no cracks or chips. The shape is known as a 'prussian'.
This model developed in the closing years of the 18th century and by the early 19th had become a standard which has survived in large numbers. One has to ask - "Why?" The answer is also simple; it is perfect for the job because the wine can be seen clearly, it does not gurgle when the wine is poured and the three neck rings allow for a good grip to be taken. Another good reason to applaud this model is that they were made in large numbers, so have not become a fashion for collectors - so keeping the price reasonable.
This example has panel- or slice-cut shoulders and a band of fine flutes around the base of the body. It also has annulated neck rings. This form of cutting actually enhances the view of the clarity and colour of the wine. It has a star-cut 'mushroom' stopper.
Dimensions: 9.4", 21.2 cm high incl. stopper