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Three Bar Decanters or Serving Bottles c1880

Heading : A set of three bar decanters or serving bottles
Date :
Period :
Origin :
Colour :
Clear and bright, some small particlces of clinker in the body of the glass
Neck :
Slice cut
Body :
Base :
12 point Star cut
Glass Type : Lead.
Size :  Height 28cms
Condition : Eexcellent
Restoration : professionally cleaned to remove water stains
Weight :  2470 grams

The presence of trangular notches in the flanks of the bottle is always an invaluable piece of dating evidence. Following the weights and measures act of 1878 it became mandatory for bottles and measures to be used with the hotel, catering and public house trade to have their capacity denoted. Some were retrospectively marked. After 1890 this practice was replaced by acid etched verification marks.

"Full bottle" capacity 80cl+ , a welcome addition to any dining table for water or wine.

A very good client and specialist collector has an almost identical bottle marked for the "French House 1882". We believe this may refer to the well known bar and restaurant in London.





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  • Product Code: 20070434
  • Availability: Sold
  • £160.00

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