English Regency Period (1805-1830) Decanter Pair
We must downsize, so we can move - so I bring out a family treasure: my beloved pair of handblown, English, Regency Era (1803-1830!!!) decanters. My daughters loved thinking about how they could have been used in the Jane Austen period! In absolutely pristine condition! These two decanters show all the wonderful markings of the period. They are a bit asymmetrical in size (hand crafted): one stands about 11 3/4 inches tall, the other at 12 1/2 inches tall. They are about 5 inches in diameter at the bottom of the flask. There are a few original, internal glass air bubbles, and stilt/tong marks (slight) at bottom and on sides. The stoppers are hollow and in perfect condition - nary a dink or chip, but some wear on the stopper bottom and inside rim of flask neck, as to be expected with a piece this old. They measure roughly 3 1/2 inches by 2 inches (not exact same size for both), and are definitely made to fit each flask- a true right and left stopper. A lovely cut starburst pattern has been incised into the bottom of each flask. The outer bodies have an impressed pattern of two long, vertical ovals followed by three smaller, horizontal ovals in repeating register surrounding. The same pattern is repeated on the stoppers. The long, slender neck of each decanter is faceted into 9 parts, arched at the top and ending in an arched circular pattern at the base of the neck/beginning of body (looks like a flower from bird's eye view). They each weigh approximately 1 pound 12-15 ounces.
I hope I've done the descriptions justice!! This is a find that is truly hard to come across in this condition. They have been well taken-care of.
I know we have!!! Please let me know if you have any further questions. I just hope they find a good home...