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Author Topic: Can anyone identify these decanters?  (Read 200 times)

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Offline neil53

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Can anyone identify these decanters?
« on: April 01, 2012, 10:46:08 AM »
Hi, I'm a newbie to this forum so please let me know if I do anything in a less than optimal manner.

The decanters are of simple, mould blown cylinder form with slim necks and tricorn rims. The bodies have vertical fluting to the inside and are enameled with white vine leaves within which the words "Cognac" and "Munk" appear.  On the reverse of the body the decanters are calibrated from 1-13 representing the measures contained therein.  I believe that these were pub decanters and that customers would buy a certain number of measures of the appropriate drink, which was then decanted from a barrel into the decanter up to the relevant mark.  The bases have polished out pontil marks on them and measure 6.4 cm (2.6 inches) in diameter.  The decanters themselves are 23.5 cm (9.4 inches) in height.  There are no stoppers but the inside of the necks are milled.  Are they perhaps continental and 19th century?

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