Need Help identifying this decanter

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bsnow
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Need Help identifying this decanter

Postby bsnow » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:16 pm

Hi I need some help with this one.
I can't find any marks at all on this piece. It appears to be engraved leaded crystal. Intricate sliver nickel (?) handle and spout - thanks in advance.


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Traintime
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Re: Need Help identifying this decanter

Postby Traintime » Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:25 pm

Generally classified as "Claret Jug"...many search entries for claret, and lots of firms dealt in this kind of thing. They may also be known as a "water service pitcher" when used in commercial settings (restaurant, hotel, ship, rail, etc.). It is interesting that the top is cut at the base to show gates in a wall (Israel, Germany, ??) or doors to a structure (temple, citadel, or ?). I guess the handle is a serpent and this might repeat with the coils on the glass (among the fern/floral garden/forest). All of which may point to the nature of the face...Green man mythology, Biblical Creation story, Roman Bacchus Kult, on and on. Cut vs. pressed glass might make a big difference in sources.

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Help Identifying this really cool piece.

Postby bsnow » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:11 pm

I am not sure, but think this is some kind of beer stein or wine server. I am hopeful that one of you experts can help me. It is quite beautiful and intricately designed. It was with several much older pieces of silverware.

thanks in advance

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Re: Need Help identifying this decanter

Postby dognose » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:53 am

Hi,

I'm not sure why you posting the same question again, as you have had an (unacknowledged) answer?

It is, as previously stated, a claret jug.

Trev.

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Re: Need Help identifying this decanter

Postby bsnow » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:49 pm

my apologies - early onset I guess.... I looked and could not find the original . You sir are much appreciated on the info - thank you for your expertise it is most appreciated.


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