Georgian Anglo Irish Prussian Shaped Decanter Mushroom Stopper c 1830 1.35 Kg
A very heavy Georgian Anglo Irish cut lead crystal glass Prussian shaped decanter with a large annulated neck ring, dating from the early 19th century circa 1830. The decanter is made of clear blown blue grey hue lead crystal glass, it has a panel cut shoulder, "arrow" divided and thumb cut body with a star cut base, there is a ground pontil to the underside. The stopper is a moulded mushroom shape with an undercut top, the upper face of the stopper has been radial cut.
This decanter could have been made in Stourbridge in England or Waterford in Ireland. The decanter is incredibly heavy for it's size at a 1.355 kg. The maximum capacity is 1 1/4 pints or 700 ml.
It is in good condition with a little blooming to the inside bottom. There are some minor marks and scratches to the sides from use. There are bubble inclusions within the metal. The radial cut mushroom stopper may possibly be a replacement. This is a lovely item to add to any collection and a very decorative display piece and very usable.
Height with stopper 10.25 inches ( 26 cm)
Decanter Height 9 inches ( 22.4 cm)
Body diameter 4.5 inches ( 11.6cm)
Weight 1.355 kilogrammes unpacked