London, South Kensington
11 May 2006
A PAIR OF CUT AND ENAMELLED DECANTERS AND STOPPERS
CIRCA 1815, PROBABLY DECORATED IN THE WORKSHOP OF WILLIAM COLLINS, LONDON
Of cylindrical form cut with panels of diamonds, the faceted shoulders enamelled with continuous friezes of classical subjects including Venus and Cupid and putti disporting themselves, two rings to the necks, gilt bands and rims, diamond-cut mushroom stoppers
10½ in. (27 cm.) high (4)
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Cf. Andy McConnell, The Decanter, An Illustrated History of Glass From 1650 (Woodbridge, 2004), p.267, pls. 376 and 377.
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