Lovely item i found this week , im pretty definite its Stevens and Williams Abbey pattern, it had me confused,
but i think ive found the answer , my local auction house told me it was Victorian, and the top is very nice, and silver plated.
He may be right about the plate, the only mark on it is 286, no hallmarks or makers marks. Maybe someone may know
what the 286 means? I did wonder if it was solid silver, because there is no sign of a base metal coming through anywhere.
I spoke to another dealer, and i think we worked it out. He thought the glass was 50s, and so we came to the conclusion,
its a marriage, with a 19th Century top, and the base , is , as i thought, 1920s/30s Stevens and Williams. Maybe it was just
a decanter ? Someone thought a Peacock finial would suit the multicoloured glass !
I just wondered whether GMB members would agree or have another theory , or have more info on the 286 mark??