A splendid pair of "place" decanters for your table. Napoleon III or slightly earlier, the pair have opulent raised gold enamel work that is done by hand. They are, additionally, mouth-blown. These were used either along with matching small cups for liqueur service, or directly at table with water or wine at place settings so guests could serve themselves during a meal (see final photo showing the small decanters similar to these at the Catherine Palace, St. Petersburg - yes, I took the photo). A rather unique color to this pair, sort of a peachy taupe, beautiful in light! The raised gold is so elegant. Begs to be used with your antique sterling silver vermeil (gold layered) dessert flatware, doesn't it?).
Very good to excellent condition throughout. Original stoppers. There are no chips nor hairlines nor damage to this pair. They must have been well-treasured. No way to know if they were originally part of a more expanded set, but a dinner for 2? - perfect! Measurements noted directly on our photos.
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