Bristol green flagon decanter with white metal collar integral pouring spout & hinged lid antique circa 1870 Bocksbeutel shape 800 ml capacity 21cm H
A Victorian, hand-blown "Bristol green" flagon decanter with white metal mounts, dating from the Victorian era in the latter half of the 19th century, circa 1870. Some collectors may consider this flagon to be a Bocksbeutel (goat bag) of German origin. (Ref 1)
The decanter is in a “Bristol” green glass in a flattened oval shape and short neck with an engraved and decorated white metal topped sleeve with integral long pouring spout, not unlike a bird's beak. It has a similarly shaped hinged lid with an applied peacock fan shaped thumb handle. There is a small loop handle finished off at the bottom with a flattened curlicue.
The flagon decanter measures 10 cm (4 inches) wide, 13.6cm (5 1/2 inches) long and is 21 cm (8 1/4 inches) in height. It has a maximum capacity of 800 ml or 1.4 pints. The flagon show the normal myriad of tiny bubbles and tooling marks.
There are no maker marks, the inside of the lid of the decanter does have a stamped number 4 at the pouring end.
The flagon decanter is in good antique condition without chips, cracks nor restoration. There are tooling marks and bubble inclusions from manufacture.There is wear to the bases commensurate with age and consistent with some 150 years of use.There are some small scratches to the sides from use. It weighs 588 grammes unpacked.
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1 Page 255 The Decanter Ancient to Modern by Andy McConnell.