19th Century Engraved Ruby Glass Port Decanter c1840

£65.00 $89.17 Product Code: 2018072535

Date & Origin 

Bohemia, c1840. Period of Francis I.

Condition

Excellent.

Dimensions 

Height: 19.7cm Diameter: 8.3cm.

Weight

274 grams

Technical Description 

19th century cased glass decanter. A tapering neck with two applied neck rings. The body is engraved to clear with a foliate band above moulded fluting. The base is moulded and has a rough pontil. A radial moulded mushroom stopper tops the piece off.

Historical Relevance 

Hand-blown around the time Alessandro Volta reported his discovery of the electric battery in a letter to Joseph Banks, president of the Royal Society of London.

Relevant References

The Decanter An Illustrated History of Glass from 1650 by Andy McConnell p286.

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