This is an exceptional pair of Georgian engraved and cut taper decanters dating from the end of the 18th century, c1790. 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 have panel cut necks reaching down to the shoulders. The necks are decorated with three applied neck rings in each case. There are medial bands of engraved foliage which may represent barley ears and hop flowers.There are basal bands of cut finger flutes. The bases measure 9.5 cm (3.8 inches) in diameter and have wide polished out pontil marks.
The decanters are 20 cm (8 inches) in height without the stoppers and 25 cm (10 inches) in height with the stoppers inserted. There are no chips, cracks, significant scratches or any evidence of restoration. The stoppers are of target/bull's eye form, and are probably the originals. They are of the same colour and metal as the decanters.
They are English lead glass decanters weighing in at 526 g. (1 lb 2 oz) each. The item "Pair of Georgian engraved and cut taper decanters" is in sale since Saturday, May 9, 2020. 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.