Antique French Opaline Glass Bonne Nuit, Night Time Water Decanter, Saucer & Cup, TimbaleAntique French Opaline Glass Bonne Nuit, Night Time Water Decanter, Saucer & Cup, TimbaleAntique French Opaline Glass Bonne Nuit, Night Time Water Decanter, Saucer & Cup, TimbaleAntique French Opaline Glass Bonne Nuit, Night Time Water Decanter, Saucer & Cup, TimbaleAntique French Opaline Glass Bonne Nuit, Night Time Water Decanter, Saucer & Cup, TimbaleAntique French Opaline Glass Bonne Nuit, Night Time Water Decanter, Saucer & Cup, TimbaleAntique French Opaline Glass Bonne Nuit, Night Time Water Decanter, Saucer & Cup, Timbale

Any fine French home of the 19th century would provide for inhabitants and also for guests, a decanter of fresh water or wine for the night, at bedside table. By later 1800s these "topper-up" style sets would also have an insert or a 2nd small decanter for libation or liqueur, but the earlier ones were just as you see this one: under tray, or platter, saucer, and the decanter and then the glass. The glass (timbale as they call them in France) was always up-turned and used to cover the decanter against dust, insects, evaporation (if alcohol). It's not too rare to find a decanter and under plate, but rare to find the entire set, unbroken and still together like this one. We'd estimate this one to be c.1830-50, but it could be earlier. Fabulous for your own use, or for a guest room, and gorgeous in your lighted vitrine along with other fine old opaline items, eggs, boxes.

Very good to excellent for age and type, with no chips, no cracks, no hairlines - a slight loss to some of the applied gold enamel decoration, but superb as it is. Measurements are noted on the photos.

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Antique French Opaline Glass Bonne Nuit, Night Time Water Decanter, Saucer & Cup, Timbale

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