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GOOD GEORGE II CRUCIFORM CARAFE-FORM DECANTER
England, c1740

 

 

 

The moulded rectangular base with flattened concave sides, fluted corners and rounded shoulders,
the long stopperless and tapering neck with applied engrailed rings, the base with a small kick-up;
the glass with wonderful early waviness and imperfections
bears two collectors number tags verso  
Note :
Late 17th and early 18th century decanters were made from heavy mould-blown glass with kickups inside 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, without chips or cracks;
an inclusion os bubbles on the shoulder, shown below - glass very thick so bubble poses no issues

 

9.5" High

 

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#7110

 

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  Showing the narrower sides   Oblique angle, showing the variation of widths  

 

 

Reverse Side

 

 

 

  Underside, with two numerical collectors tags   Mouth rim   

 

 

 

Bubble inclusion on the shoulder

 

 

 

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Good George II Carafe Form Cruciform Decanter, England, c1740