Uranium Opalescent Wide Stripe Decanter - image 1 of 14

A remarkable example of opalescent glass created late in the 19th/early 20th century. This fine decanter most likely originated from Europe; I believe one of the well known factories of England as suspect. Wide white opalescent bands run from the bottom to the top where a metal rim/spout/lid/handle sets, secured by the use of plaster of paris. This applied rim-handle combo could possibly be silver plate, however, there are no markings to indicate as such so I am not sure of the content. This was created as a decanter for liqueur or wine possibly with matching stems or cordials originally. The piece stands 10 1/2” tall to the top of the finial on the lid and measures 4 1/4” across the base. As one picture shows, the glass reacts brilliantly in the presence of ultraviolet light. Neither the glass or the silver spout show any damage or repairs. I will mention that the lid is held on the side underneath the upper attachment of the handle by a single rivet which is loose causing the lid to slide from side to side when it is open. I’ve tried to show this in two pictures, one with the lid off to the side, the other a close-up picture of the rivet. I believe this has developed over the many decades of use and I really do not believe it detracts from the beauty or the value of this item. I also have included a picture of an inclusion down near the base which is very common for early blown glass as the factories often had ash from the furnaces blowing in the air. These decanters are quite rare in the marketplace, I have owned one a number of years ago and this is only the second that I have ever seen. A super item to add to several collections or brighten up the bar. Thank you.

Art Glass, Opalescent Glass, Uranium Glass
Silver, White, Yellow
Europe • European

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Uranium Opalescent Wide Stripe Decanter


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