A beautiful art nouveau period decanter with a hollow stopper and silver collar.
This elegant design makes a stunning addition to a drinks cabinet or evening soiree. Having a four panel bulb body outlined by an etched grass or thistle design and ridge panelled neck leading to the silver collar. The base has a star cut design and the stopper, which is blown, follows the essential design of four panels, but with the addition of a little domed finial. This is quite a traditional design but draws on elements of the art nouveau movement – albeit slightly understated.
The silver collar has marks for London 1909 and W & G Neal (George and George Arthur Neal), but as with many decanters, it is very difficult to say who the glass maker was.
In remarkably good condition for its age. There is some very light blooming (a mottling of the glass caused by reaction to alcohol), and the hallmarks are a little worn but still readable. Due to the thin nature of the silver, there is some minor ruffling of the edge (probably attributable to a rather heavy handed replacement of the stopper at some point). Otherwise this makes a very serviceable decanter and a beautiful piece of early 20th century glass.
- 31 cm (12.25 inches) tall
- 10 cm (4 inches) full length of stopper
- 7.5 cm ( 3 inches) base diameter
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