Early Victorian Mallet Shaped Decanter
Until the 1670s wine was served at the table in jug or green glass bottle. The decanter started to appear after 1670 and usually took a jug form, it wasn't until the middle of the 1700s that decanters were seen in a form we are more familiar with now.
This is an early Victorian decanter in the mallet shape. It has cut shoulders and arched cutting to the base of the decanter and a single ring around the neck. The stopper also has a cut design. This decanter would have been used in a wealthy household or establishment.
There are no chips or cracks to the decanter, it does have a slight scuff mark to the widest point from were it has been stored next to other glass. The stopper has a chip to the base as seen in the photogragh.
Dimensions: 28cm high x 10cm