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6606 A very finely engraved magnum claret jug/flask, c.1880


Code: 6606

This is an impressive wine or claret jug with its finely engraved neo-rennaisance decoration and large magnum capacity.  It was made in the late 19th century and is typical of the artistic glass productions of its time - except that it is larger than most.

The decoration comprises a central strapwork cartouche within a shaped frame of rinceaux (flowery scrolls), beaded swags and palm fronds and with beaded and matt borders.  Overall, the jug is of flattened ovoid form (often referred to a flask-shape)and it has a loop handle and hollow balloon-shaped stopper, similarly decorated.  It is raised on a plain foot.

English c.1880

13.3", 33.8 cms high incl. stopper.