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    Posted 7 years ago

    Darrinje
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    Hello, I recently purchased this crystal decanter. It has no identifying makers marks that I can see. It is a barrel sort of shape with the stopper containing a trapped air bubble. I hope the pictures do help in the identification as I know nothing about this otherwise. I have an interest in who is the maker and an idea of age would be nice, thanks in advance.

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    1. EAPGDepression EAPGDepression, 7 years ago
      It's shaped like a pineapple. Very nice.
    2. EAPGDepression EAPGDepression, 7 years ago
      It's shaped like a pineapple. Very nice.
    3. Darrinje, 7 years ago
      Yes its sort of pineapple barrel cross, thank you I like the look of it as well.
    4. lovedecanters lovedecanters, 6 years ago
      This is copying the shape of Georgian Spirit bottles in the period 1810-30.

      You can see some in my previous posts:
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/87396-georgian-barrel-shaped-spirit-bottles
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/82073-triple-decanter-stand

      The cutting is not authentic to the period and the stopper peg is too well made, so this is not a fake but a copy. Having a pouring lip like this was also reasonably common for spirit bottles of the period.

      Georgian glass was copied in the period 1900-1940. The copies closer to 1900 tended to be more slavish to the original but by they 1930s they became more of a pastiche of the original. With this in mind I would say this is from the 1930s.
      You can read more about such copies on my website:
      http://www.lovedecanters.co.uk/LDCopies.html

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