A pair of George III period, late 18th century, circa 1800, small sized Dutch style rectangular box section soda glass spirit decanters gilded on the shoulders with a grapevine pattern, implying grape based drinks such as brandy or port. The decanters are made of clear blown soda glass and have been formed by being mould blown in a dip or optic mould. The bases have wear commensurate with items of this age. and use They also have a rough or snapped pontil mark.
The round ball type stoppers have been ground and are also gilded they each fit the neck spigot very snugly. The necks have gilded number and the bases of the stoppers have a matching number. The neck spigots for the stoppers have been inserted into the box blown moulded bodies This type of construction is sometimes associated with glass produced in Northern England, however Dutch glass has many similarities across a range of forms.
They are in excellent condition, there are tooling marks, bubbles and inclusions within the body. There is some wear to the gilding. One of them has some blooming to the inside. The shape of these decanters were often used in boxes, we are of the opinion that they are probably Northern English in manufacture.
This is a lovely item to add to any collection and a very decorative display piece.
Height 6 1/4 inches ( 16 cm)
Width 3 inches (7.6 cm)
Depth 2. 1/4 inches (5.8cm)
Total Weight 499 grammes unpacked