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Georgian Peacock Blue Shrub Decanter c1810

Heading : Shrub decanter
Date : c1810
Period : George III
Origin : England
Colour : Peacock blue
Stopper : Lozenge with beveled edge and gilded 'S'
Neck : Applied angular neck ring
Body : Tapered form.
'SHRUB' within a gilded chain cartouche
Base : Polished
Glass Type : Lead
Size : 27.2cm tall to the top of the stopper and approximately 10cm in diameter
Condition : The stopper has been broken and re-stuck as shown
Restoration : None
Weight : 678 grams

The liquer "shrub" owes it's existence to the smuggling of rum and brandy. When tainted by seawater, fruit peel infused in a little vinegar and sugar would be added to obscure the taste. It is stil made to this day by Phillips of Bristol and is delicious with cheap rum. We can also commend their Lovage and Pink Clove cordials. We have experimented with gin, pink clove shrub, lemon juice and a little honey. Its delicious!


References : (Same form in green)

Glass By Geoffrey Wills – Page 36 Plate 53.

Glass Source Book By Jo Marshall – Page 76.

Starting to Collect Antique Glass By John Sandon – Page 95.

Miller’s Glass Buyers Guide – Page 57.

Coloured Glass By Derek C. Davis & Keith Middlemas – Page 67.

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  • Product Code: 2017053004
  • Availability: Sold
  • £175.00

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