Georgian Dutch Style Glass Spirit Decanter Antique c 1800 Gilded Floral Swags
A George III period, circa 1800, late 18th century, medium sized Dutch style rectangular box section soda glass spirit decanter gilded on the front and back, sides and shoulders with a floral swags pattern. The decanter is made of clear blown soda glass and has been formed by being mould blown in a dip or optic mould. The base has wear to the high points around the edges commensurate with an item of this age. It also has a rough or snapped pontil mark .
The round ball type stopper has been ground and is also gilded it fits the neck spigot very snugly. The neck spigot for the stopper has been inserted into the box blown moulded body. This type of construction is sometimes associated with glass produced in Northern England, however Dutch glass has many similarities across a range of forms.
It is in excellent condition, there are tooling marks, bubbles and inclusions within the body. There is some wear to the gilding. The shape of this decanter makes it quite sturdy they were often made to be used in public houses, taverns, inns or hotels. As it has a capacity of just under 1 1/2 pints or 0.85 litres, it does not fit readily into the Dutch volume system, we are of the opinion that it is probably Northern English in manufacture
This is a lovely item to add to any collection and a very decorative display piece.
Height 9 inches ( 22.8 cm)
Width 3 3/4 inches (9.5 cm)
Depth 2. 1/2 inches (6.3 cm)
Weight 529 grammes unpacked