London, South Kensington
14 November 2007
AN IRISH (CORK GLASS CO.) MOULDED AND ENGRAVED DECANTER AND A STOPPER
CIRCA 1785, MOULDED CIRCULAR MARK
Of squat cylindrical form with sloping shoulder and tall neck, applied with three milled rings, the lower part with narrow flutes, engraved with lozenge shaped panels of fine diaper-pattern divided by stars, the disc stopper with pinched cross-hatch ribbing
9¾ in. (24.7 cm.) high overall (2)
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Cf. Andy McConnell, The Decanter, An Illustrated History of Glass from 1650 (Woodbridge, 2004), p. 234, pl. 334 for a related decanter with mushroom stopper.
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