Date & Origin
Bohemia, c1800. Period of Francis I.
Height: 19.7cm Diameter: 8.3cm.
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.
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.
The Decanter An Illustrated History of Glass from 1650 by Andy McConnell p286.