This unusual green Bohemian glass decanter was made in a classic Prussian shape and has a two-ring neck with a flat everted rim. The decanter's plain form is ideally suited for pouring wine, with the neck rings enabling the user to get a secure grasp when serving. The piece comes complete with its original fitted mushroom shaped ground stopper. The decanter and stopper both have multiple air bubbles trapped within the glass which have the appearance of seeds.
As seen in the accompanying photographs, the body of the decanter has hand enameled polychrome decoration depicting a hunt scene and features a man astride a white horse with a spotted hound running to the side. The man is attired in a traditional English hunt costume consisting of a black top hat, red hunt coat and black boots with mahogany tops. The scene includes a wooden fence set amongst greenery with three jagged hills in the distance. The decanter's two neck rings are accented with black bands while the top of the mushroom stopper is finished with an ornate symmetrical design, also in black.
The decanter and stopper are in very good condition with no chips or cracks. As an antique item, the body of the decanter shows appropriate signs of use consisting of shelf wear to the underside and minor scratching to the enamel decoration, both of which are mentioned for accuracy. The underside of the decanter has a polished pontil and bears the faintly legible acid etched words "CZECHO SLOVAKIA" along with the hand painted number 16. The same number is also painted on the underside of the matched mushroom shaped stopper.
The decanter stands 9.25" tall as measured to the top of the stopper. The mouth is 2.125" in diameter and the foot is 3.25" in diameter. The piece weighs in at 1lb 8oz.
This rare hand painted Prussian form decanter displays beautifully and would be a terrific addition to a collection of antique glass decanters, or displays equally well as a stand alone decorative accent. A striking piece.
Antique Bohemian Glass Prussian Decanter with Polychrome Enamel Hunt Motif