A truly remarkable Spanish La Granja glass box decanter made in the 18th century at the Kings Royal glass factory situated inside the palace grounds. Made from local Spanish materials and crafted by highly-skilled (enticed) Bohemian glass blowers, it is a museum-quality piece.
Free blown into a square optic mould to give the straight-sided body and then finished with an extended spout and turned lip. Hand cut in the Facon De Bohme style that frames two different engraved and then gilded neo-classical scenes with flowers and cornucopia.
Date & Origin
San Ildeonso La Granja, Segovia, Spain, 1770-1780
Excellent, no chips, cracks or restoration. Clean and clear.
Height: 24.5cm Length: 11.7cm Width:7.5cm
Without doubt the best example of its kind we have seen. Below are some links that you may find interesting...for the Corning Museum in the USA as well as British Museum in London.
Example here: Corning Museum Of Glass - La Granja
Example here: British Museum London
Also below...they only seem to have a single online picture of one of their galleries... but worth zooming in on.
Royal Glass Factory of La Granja
You can see examples of cut Facon de Boheme decanters on page 130 of 'The Decanter Ancient and Modern' by Andy McConnell.