Laurie Leigh Antiques

Fine English & Irish Antique Glass

Georgian Decanters, Victorian Decanters, Claret Jugs and Wine Ewers

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Below are a few examples from our extensive stock of decanters. If you are interested in any of the pieces shown, or would like to enquire about other items in our stock, please contact us.

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W1478 Rare Georgian ice or champagne decanter with three blade neck rings over plain body with large ice pocket. Lozenge stopper. Probably Irish. Circa 1800.

Height: 13 inches.  Price: £2650.00.

W10031 Beautiful Victorian gourd shaped decanter decorated all over in intaglio with stylised flowers and foliage above pendant foliage, on ball knopped stem and foot decorated en suite. Original matching hollow blown spire stopper. Circa 1900.

Height: 14 inches. Price: £495.00.

W9658 Lovely Georgian tapered decanter with three blade neck rings over cut stars, urns and swags. Cut disc stopper. Circa 1790.

Height: 11 inches. Price: Sold.

W10191 Magnificent and rare Art Nouveau mandolin shaped decanter cased in cobalt blue cut to reveal the yellow uranium glass body, the vertical blue neck ribs cut with small navette mitre flutes and pairs of little horizontal mitre flutes over panels of grapes and peaches flanked by scale cutting above basal broad flutes. Original matching hollow blown stopper decorated en suite. Probably Val St Lambert, Belgium. Circa 1890.

Height: 17¾ inches. Price: £1850.

W10135 Fine Victorian shaft and globe decanter cut with broad flutes cut across with two bands of small horizontal narrow mitre flutes over navette shaped reserves of diamonds. Star-cut base. Original matching hollow blown stopper. Circa 1880.

Height: 10¾ inches. Price: £165.00.

W1476 Rare Georgian labelled mallet shaped decanter engraved with a label for 'CHERRY'* surrounded with flowers and fruiting vines. Cut disc stopper. Circa 1770.

Height: 10¾ inches. Price: £1950.00.

*'Cherry' probably refers to 'cherry bounce', a brandy-based drink popular throughout the 18th century which was flavoured with the juice of crushed cherries, sweetened with sugar and sometimes gently spiced with cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. In the early 19th century, bounce was supplanted in fashionable circles by maraschino, the favourite drink of the Prince Regent.

W10184 Rare Victorian mallet shaped decanter, the neck cut with notched broad flutes cut across with three bands of fine horizontal prisms, the body decorated all over in the basket weave pattern, on star-cut foot. original matching hollow blown stopper. Joseph Keller for Stevens & Williams, Stourbridge. Circa 1885.

Length: 13 inches.  Price: £525.00.

W1514 Rare Georgian barrel shaped decanter with three plain neck rings, the body engraved with a representation of H.M.S. Africa* and inscribed on the reverse 'AFRICA'. Targe stopper. Circa 1805.

*H.M.S. Africa took part at the Battle of Trafalgar.

Height: 10¾ inches. Price: £1350.00.

W10173 Rare Georgian Irish decanter with three annulated neck rings, the body engraved with stylised bows, festoons and roses over basal moulded vertical fluting. Moulded fluted mushroom stopper. The base very indistictly marked 'WATERLOO Co. CORK'. Circa 1815.

Height: 9¾ inches. Price: £575.00.

W1517 Superb Georgian baluster shaped claret jug cut with vertical broad flutes cut across with horizontal prisms over strawberry diamonds, on star-cut foot. Original matching hollow blown ball stopper. Notched and fluted handle. Circa 1820.

Height: 11¼ inches. Price: £775.00.

W1522 Rare pair of Frederick II the Great Silesian tapered decanters cut with two bands of diagonal mitre flutes over scrollwork surrounding a cartouche containing two coats-of-arms* surmounted by a coronet. Original matching spire stoppers. Circa 1770.

* Indicates the marriage between two noble or royal families.

Height 11½ inches. Price: £3250.00.

W1402 Rare Georgian mallet shaped decanter engraved with a label inscribed 'PORT' suspended by a an engraved chain above fruiting vine. Original lozenge stopper inscribed with 'P' (for port). Circa 1770.

Height: 11½ inches. Price: £1950.00.

W1354 Fine pair of Georigan barrel shaped decanters with three plain neck rings and cut with broad flutes and prisms over a band of diamonds and basal vertical mitre flutes. Original matching hollow blown ball stoppers. Circa 1820.

Height: 10¾ inches. Price: £850.00.

W10238 Rare Art Deco decanter with four matching glasses, the decanter with clear tapering body on uranium green foot. Original hollow blown spire stopper. The glasses with clear conical bowls on uranium green baluster stems. Marked 'Keith Murray S+W BRIERLEY'. Circa 1935.

Height of decanter: 15 inches. Height of glasses: 6⅝ inches. Price: £475.00.

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