This is what we believe to be an early 19th century Anglo/Irish heavily cut cylinder decanter dating from the early to mid 19th century, c1830. A similar decanter can be seen in Andy McConnell's book - "The Decanter - Ancient to Modern" - on page 229 in the decanter sketches for Richardsons of Stourbridge. The decanter is in excellent condition for its age. This means, of course, that it shows the age related wear and tear to the rim of the base commensurate with some 190 years of use.
The neck of the decanter is cut with a eleven panels to the top, above a series of seven prism cuts and a further band of panel cuts to the shoulders. The body of the decanter is decorated with two prism cuts above a wide band of diamond cutting above two further prism cuts above a band of panel cuts above two more prism cuts above a basal band of finger flutes. The base is plain save for a polished out pontil mark and measures 10.5 cm (4.2 inches) in diameter.
The decanter is 22 cm (8.8 inches) in height without the stopper and 25 cm (10 inches) tall with the stopper inserted. There are no chips, cracks, significant scratches or any evidence of restoration. The stopper is of radially cut mushroom form and is contemporary with the decanter. It is polished to the top where the pontil iron would have been attached.
It is a good fit and we believe it to possibly be the original. The stopper can be twisted in the neck and the decanter lifted by the stopper when empty, always a good sign that they may have been made for each other.Full lead glass weighing in at 996 g. The item "Early 19th century Anglo-Irish cut glass decanter" is in sale since Thursday, April 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Glass\Date-Lined Glass\Pre-1840". The seller is "theworldismadeofglassltd" and is located in Brislington. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.