Jewelled & Enamelled Turquoise Opaque Glass Decanter Antique Victorian circa 1880 - double gourd shape with faceted ball clear glass stopper 29.2cm
An enamelled, gilded and jewelled turquoise opaque glass decanter in a double gourd shape with a faceted ball clear cut glass stopper. The decanter dates to the last quarter of the 19th century during the Victorian period around 1880, most probably made in the Bohemia, now the Czech Republic, however, some dealers and collectors may possibly describe this as Bristol Glass
This very pretty and highly decorative colourful decanter has an enamelled daisy, heather flower, forget me not floral and large gilded leaf design around the middle. There are a number of smaller orange petalled flowers with dark green leaves interspersed within the central design. There is a decorative enamelled, gilded and jewelled swagged border both above and below the central decoration. The jewelled decoration consists of red glass applied cabachon beads to the top border and green glass cabachons to the bottom. The neck is also enamelled and gilded.
There are no maker marks, the decanter does have a painted number 2 on the base.
The 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 gilding some minor marks to the enamel. There is wear to the bases commensurate with age and use. Two of the green glass beads are replacements. The stopper fits well but may possibly be a replacement.
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Height to stopper 11 1/2 inches ( 29.2 cm)
Body diameter 4 3/4 inches ( 12 cm)
Height decanter 8 3/4 inches ( 22.3 cm)
Capacity 1 1/2 pints (900 ml)
Weight 0.533 Kg total unpacked