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    Posted 6 years ago

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    I've been picking these up as I go along. Some of them are c. 1800. Maybe even pre-1800. If anyone would like to see one individually I would gladly repost. Enjoy!

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    1. BHock45 BHock45, 6 years ago
      thanks patsea, mikelv, forapache, and aghcollect, I will have to get a better pic of the one that was in an old American Glass book I have, exact same one.
    2. BHock45 BHock45, 6 years ago
      its actually the one in the third picture, the second decanter from the left. I believe it is pre 1800.
    3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      i love the early ones!
    4. lovedecanters lovedecanters, 5 years ago
      I can give you a rough stylistic chronology of the early ones. The tapered decanters with a egg and dart meander and scale cut necks should be the earliest ones and are probably very early for decanters for flute cut bases. Next would be the tapered decanters with the panel cut necks. Then the one with the three faceted neck rings. I am unsure of the one with the press moulded stopper, I would need to handle it. I doubt the lozenge stopper goes with the decanter
      with three faceted rings. That would be more likely to have a bullseye or early mushroom stopper. Those decanters should run from a period of about 1790 through to about 1810.
      The classical urn shaped decanter looks to be 1890-1910, and the small carafe looks to be 1880-1890. I don't recognise the purple one and I would have to handle it to have a guess at its age.
      If they are all US manufacture that might throw all my dates a bit, as the US copied UK styles and kept them going for longer. I strongly suspect the two tapered one with panel cut shoulders of being US as the etching is not any pattern I really recognise. Also the one with the 3 faceted rings would be an unusual shape in the UK. I hope this is helpful.

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