14 June 2006
TWO PAIRS OF FRENCH SQUARE GLASS DECANTERS AND STOPPERS AND A VENETIAN EXAMPLE
The pair gilt to the neck and shoulder with starburst and foliate decoration, the Venetian example decorated with pink and green vertical stripes fitted with a white metal mount, damage to stopper, wear to gilding
The tallest pair - 6 5/8 in. (16.6 cm.) high (5)
Displayed in the Garden Room of the Private Apartment of H.R.H. The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon at Kensington Palace.
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