6584 A high-quality cut George III decanter
This is a fine quality decanter, notable for its heavy weight - and made at a time when glass was sold by its weight. The 'metal' (or composition) of the glass has a blue-grey hue, which with its weight and cutting suggest an Irish origin.
The decanter has three incise-cut neck rings - that is they were cut from the body of the decanter to stand proud of the surrounding panel-cutting. The widest part of the body is cut with a band of slice-cutting above the base which is cut with flutes. The pontil was polished and the stopper is a radially-cut disc with a scalloped edge.
The decanter is in good original condition with no chips or cracks.
Dimensions: 10.8", 27.5 cm. high incl. stopper