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Offline carolglass

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Decanter stopper help
« on: June 22, 2009, 12:59:59 AM »
I would like to know if the  decanter pictured would have had a mushroom stopper similar to the decanter behind it? Bought it without a stopper and would like to find the proper shaped one to complete it. regards Carol
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Re: Decanter stopper help
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2009, 01:58:12 PM »
Carol

The stopper for your  Regency decanter is either a Mushroom or Target/Bull eye. I think a Target/Bull eye is better as this is the type of stopper for simple cutting decanter such as yours.
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Re: Decanter stopper help
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2009, 09:21:14 PM »
Thank you Ming for the suggestion- I was leaning toward the mushroom stopper but I will try for a bullseye as well- regards Carol
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Re: Decanter stopper help
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2015, 10:21:22 PM »
Sorry to be a late party pooper but this is an early Victorian decanter (1850-60), sometimes known as bludgeon decanters.  This would have had a tall spire stopper with panel cut sides.

I have 5 matching ones you can see here:
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/83866-bludgeon-decanters

Kevin
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Re: Decanter stopper help
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2015, 11:34:18 PM »
Hi Kevin B, many thanks for your reply, better late than never - so you have any spare spire stoppers though??? Ha Ha I will try and see if any are available here in NZ where the weather is sunny, sunny, drought conditions!
Again my thanks, regards Carol
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Re: Decanter stopper help
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2015, 07:26:45 PM »
I have a couple more spire decanters, that aren't exact matches for those 5.  I also have several spire stoppers, but unless you have a specialist restorer in New Zealand that can fit it, it isn't worth sending one all that way.

If you look at my web site you can see the write up I did of one of the bludgeon decanters.  At some point I will get around to adding the one I have in a slightly different pattern, and rephotographing that one with a half size one of the same pattern.
http://www.lovedecanters.co.uk/LDVict.html?x=151&y=277

These do occasionally come up on eBay in the UK and sell very cheaply.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pair-of-Antique-Georgian-Victorian-Crystal-Cut-Glass-Clear-Decanters/351291732997?_trksid=p2045573.c100034.m2102&_trkparms=aid%3D555012%26algo%3DPW.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27678%26meid%3D6b463e30da29493595829fc65961f1a7%26pid%3D100034%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D111579287764
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Near-Identical-Pair-of-Heavy-Cut-Glass-Victorian-Decanters-with-Spire-Stoppers-/111579287764?pt=UK_Art_Glass&hash=item19faa4d0d4

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Kevin
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Re: Decanter stopper help
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2015, 12:35:38 AM »
Kevin- Many thanks for the additional information- I actually acquired another one in the mean time but without a stopper- I shall have to see what good old TradeMe can cough up! regards from a now soggy Napier, Carol
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