Antique Decanters

Decanters are sometimes associated with wine, whose sediments such as lees sink to the bottom of these usually clear containers when poured from their original bottles. But cut- or blown-glass decanters are more often used as decorative serving objects, even if the liquid within them is not strictly in need of decantation. The widespread use of decanters dates to at least the Middle Ages, when wines and ales were stored in unwieldy wooden...Continue Reading