Pair of square chamfered ‘Bristol’ blue glass Spirit Decanters

Pair of square chamfered ‘Bristol’ blue glass Spirit Decanters

Pair of square chamfered ‘Bristol’ blue glass Spirit Decanters

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Pair of square chamfered ‘Bristol’ blue glass Spirit Decanters:
the bottle neck petal-shaped with poring lip and gilded edge; with gilt floral border and labels reading ‘RUM’ and ‘HOLLANDS’; the facet-cut stoppers with gilded ‘R’ and ‘H’.
Circa 1820, with small chips to bases and one lip, some rubbing to gilt decoration.

Height:8"-20.0cm
Width:3"-37.5cm
Glossary Words

Bristol Blue

The name given to rich, deep blue-coloured glass produced between 1780 and 1840. It has been copied so well in modern times that it can be difficult to tell the difference.

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