I appreciate we have a pic of this particular decanter on the Inchicore link in Anne's first post, but have added another of our own, including side and base shots which show clearly the massive base kick. This one does carry the Regd. No. 744629, which runds down to 2nd April 1929 - and the base also shows upper case letters TZ in relief - no dount some factory reference code.
The following is an effort to bring together most of the Board's information on these Cottle type mould blown decanters, and since I'm only just starting to take an interest, do shout if I'm getting it wrong.
If you try J. C. Cottle on the Board's search there's really only one entry of any substance regarding this Londond based 1920 - 1930's importer of that name - and trying 'cordial decanters' doesn't seem to offer anything new.
This is a link from an earlier post by Anne... http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,34789.msg216889.html#msg216889
.. in which Chris Harrison provides some info from the Great Glass web site, and Bernard describes many of these eastern European pressed decanters as 'cordial decanters', and gives some background to their history.
This recent decanter posting from Fred....... http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,51853.msg294052.html#msg294052
has also been suggested by Bernard as being a possible J. C. Cottle import (or maybe Lang) - but confirmation will have to wait until I go to Kew again.
And in the only other entry I could find.... http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,29154.msg157835.html#msg157835
Bernard says " a good number came with a standard "cooking" stopper design. Is anyone able to explain what sort of stopper this is please??
Mould blown table glass and decanters have been around it seems for a long time, although historically they were apparently more common in poorer countries like France and America, and although originally decanters were blown manually, it seems ingenuity came to the fore and various mechanically means were devised, which obviously saved the blowers lungs. So, we should avoid using the word pressed, and simply called these decanters mould blown.
There is a very comprehensive chapter in Andy McConnell's 'Decanter' book - regarding C18 and C19 moulded decanters, and well worth reading, alghough regrettably it doesn't cover C20 moulded examples.
Presumably, the reason for importing these things from the Continent in the early C20, was the same reason we import goods from the middle and far east now.
Style wise, 744629 is obviosly borrowing heavily from the Georgian/Regency period - with this substantial kick, the large imitation relief diamonds and pretend slice cutting to the body, plus the mushroom shapped stopper.
In view of these features and the overall shape, would Bernard still feel happy describing 744629 as a cordial decanter?