Antique Rare Georgian Bristol Blue Glass Decanter with Hand Painted Enamel c1790 (Code 0323)
A lovely late 18th century Bristol Blue glass decanter. It has three hand applied neck rings and a flared pouring rim. It is a half size decanter, so would likely have been employed for spirits. Around the shoulders it is enamelled with a leaf and berry design, and this appears of period with the decanter. Along with the white enamel there are witness marks of what appear to be bunches of grapes, these were likely gilded and have all but worn away.
The decanter is fitted with and early cork and ring pull stopper, the inside of the neck is ground, so it may have had a glass stopped originally. The pontil has been left rough snapped as can be seen. A great looking and rare example.
Stopper possibly a replacement. Wear to the enamel, gilding all but worn away. Open air bubble witness marks to rim (from production). Minor rock on a dead flat surface.
Height: 16.5 cm ( 6 1/2 inch ) excluding stopper
Width: 8 cm ( 3 1/8 inch )
Weight: 214 grams (before packing)
Stock Code: 0323 JN17-1
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