Arts and Crafts Glass Decanter James Powell Whitefriars Wrythen Antique c 1900
A very decorative and usable antique arts and crafts dimpled ribbed and wrythen clear glass decanter dating from circa 1900. This great looking decanter was possibly manufactured by the renowned factory of James Powell and Sons, Whitefriars, London
The decanter has a typically Arts and Crafts - Art Nouveau design featuring a wrythen shape with eight integral raised ribs or lines that undulate across the dimpled square sided body of the decanter and twist sinuously around the neck.
The decanter is hand blown and has a polished pontil to the base. It stands 11 inches high with its stopper which is a very good fit but may be a replacement, the inside of the neck has a small number 9 engraved in it, but the stopper does not. The stopper has a flat top, lobed design with a row of indented thumb cut around the edge. There are no maker marks. Some collectors may refer to this type of glassware as a kuttrolf decanter.
The decanter is in good antique condition with with just a little blooming inside and a tiny nick to the rim, there are some very minor nicks to the facets of the cuts to the stopper. No cracks nor restoration. There are tooling marks and bubble inclusions from manufacture. There is wear to the base commensurate with age and use. The stopper fits well but may possibly be a replacement.
This is a lovely item for display and use.
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Height to stopper 11 inches ( 28 cm)
Body width 3 inches square ( 7.6 cm)
Height decanter 8 1/2 inches ( 21.5 cm)
Weight 0.676 Kg total unpacked