This is what we believe to be a fine pair of late Georgian, Anglo Irish, cut glass cylinder or Nelson spirit decanters dating from the beginning of the 19th century, c1825. Almost identical decanters can be seen in Andy McConnell's book - "The Decanter, An Illustrated History of Glass from 1650" on plate 374. The decanters are in excellent condition for their age. This means, of course, that they show age related wear and tear commensurate with some 200 years of use.The decanters are cylinder-shaped and are decorated with three applied neck rings, the uppermost being plain and the lower two rings being diamond-cut, with panel cutting in between the rings. The bases of the necks are panel cut, sitting above three shoulder prism cuts. The body has a wide band of diamond cutting above three further prism cuts above a basal band of finger flute cutting. The bases are star-cut to the edges with polished out pontil marks to the centres and measure 9 cm (3.6 inches) in diameter. The decanters are 19 cm (7.6 inches) in height without the stoppers and 21.7 cm (8.7 inches) in height with the stoppers inserted. Dimensions vary very slightly from decanter to decanter. The stoppers are of radially cut mushroom form and we believe them to be the originals.
There is a white inclusion in the pouring rim of one decanter and the glass around it has fractured slightly making it look like a bruise but which dates from manufacture as it would likely have happened during the annealing process. There are some very minor chips to the ends of the stopper pegs and the normal minor abrasions of some of the cut facets which is expected of any cut glass decanter of this era and a reassuring sign of age. There are no significant chips, cracks, significant scratches or any evidence of restoration. Good Anglo Irish lead glass, each decanter weighing in at 550 g.The item "Pair Of Georgian Anglo Irish Cut Glass Cylinder Decanters" is in sale since Sunday, March 3, 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.