M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
 

 

EARLY GEORGIAN GLASS CRUCIFORM CARAFE-FORM DECANTER

England, c1740

 

 

 

 The moulded base with flattened concave sides, fluted corners and rounded shoulders,

below a long drawn neck with applied engrailed rings, high kick in the base,

the glass with wonderful early waviness and imperfections;

the neck apparently prick-engraved "6" or "S"

 

Note :

Late 17th and early 18th century decanters were made from heavy mould-blown glass with high kicks I the base –

the kicks offering larger surfaces for cooling as well as protection from the often rough pontil.

They were used for serving and stoppers, when used, were loose corks or plugs, secured with string. 

Between 1720 and 1730, a group of carafes known as "cruciform decanters" were introduced. 

They led quickly to the c1750 clear glass decanters with fitted stoppers.

 

Condition : Excellent for age and usage; .25" chip to the base of the applied rings;

two tiny almost invisible nicks to the base

 

9-5/8" High

 

SOLD

 

#6896

 

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Early Georgian Glass Cruciform Carafe-form Decanter, c1740, England