London, South Kensington
9 March 2000
A Stevens & Williams 'Transparent Cameo' silver-mounted decanter and stopper
of flattened form with tall slender neck and silver neck ring, clear and flashed in pale-ruby, intaglio-cut en rocaille with diaper panels and scrolling foliage, the slender neck with a cracked ice ground with two chevron rings, the disc stopper similarly cut, the mounts hallmarked for 1895, maker's marks for Heath & Middleton -- 36cm. high
See colour plate 1
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Cf. Charles R. Hajdamach, British Glass 1800-1914, p. 221, col. pl. 19 for a similar amethyst example designed by Joshua Hodgetts from the Michael Parkington Collection.
Please note that there is an interior star crack near the base.
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