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19th Century Enamelled Decanter c1840

Heading : 19th century "carafe à liqueur" or decanter
Date : c1840
Period : Louis XVIII
Origin : Europe
Colour :
Clear, gold and polychrome
Bowl : Rib moulded with a panel of hand pained enamelled flowers with matching border
Foot : Petal cut
Pontil : Star cut
Glass Type : Soda
Size : 22.4cm tall and approximately 11cm in diameter
Condition : The stopper has benefited from a resin fill. Wear to decoration
Weight : 905 grams

Glass has been decorated with low fire enamels since atleats 1000BC. Ecen the great Murano glassmakers were half a millenium behind craftsmen in Syria and the middle east.

This is possibly French or probably Austrian/German/ Bohemian. It is in the Biedermeier style (1820-1850). The clarity of the glass is very high and the quality of the gilding and enamel is excellent. The same from is found multiple dates museum examples and manufacory catalogues from 1820 to 1860. Charles Muss and William Collins were the best proponents of the technique in early 19th century Britain. It was the Bohemian and German manufactories for whom landscapes and flowers were a favoured theme.





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  • Product Code: 2017072740
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  • £225.00

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