An extremely elegant, authentic antique, early 19th century, cobalt crystal. White wine or sherry decanter with 4 glasses. Made between 1800 and 1840 in the western part of Europe, probably in England. These 200 year old decanter and glasses are fully handmade. Blown on the pipe, pulled and hand formed with wooden tools, hand cut and hand polished. They all have a polished-out pontil. The blue color was obtained by adding cobaltoxide to the glass mass. These pieces were initialy meant for serving white wine and sherry, the coloring was mainly to hide the liquid had not always cleared. The decanter has 11 facets at the lower part and 11 at the higher part of the body. It has it’s original stopper and the stopper is hollow blown, hexagonal shaped – 6 sided and fits perfect. The glasses have 8 facets from half way the funel shaped cuppa / bowl, all the way down to the foot. The stem has a diamond shaped 8x faceted knop. Condition: no cracks, no chips, after 200 years these pieces have only very, very slight signs of use. The decanter has a tiny flee bit to the top rim and one to the bottom edge, one glass seems to be restored at the top rim. Decanter height: 33 cm / ca. Glasses height: circa 12,2 cm / 4.8 inch. Weight together: 1222 gr. The shippingcosts differ per country. We are: delta 98 den haag. The Hague, The Netherlands, EU. Chambers of Commerce in The Netherlands / KvK Haaglanden: file 27133335. The item “Antique early 19th C faceted crystal Cobalt blue Wine Sherry Decanter & 4x Glass” is in sale since Saturday, September 23, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Other Antiques”. The seller is “delta98denhaag” and is located in ‘s-Gravenhage. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Style: Antique
- Age: 1800-1849
- Material: Glass
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Color: Blue
- Country/Region of Origin: Western Europe