Antique Glass Decanter with Glass Cylinder Ice Holder
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Sold Date: 04/04/2008
Channel: Online Auction
ANTIQUE GLASS DECANTER WITH GLASS & SILVER CYLINDRICAL ICE HOLDER.This appears to be an extremely old and unique piece. It might be a wine decanter, but it has a glass cylinder with a silver top that fits down inside the decanter and holds ice . The glass in the cylinder is not as clear as modern day glass and t is a raised emblem on the bottom of the cylinder which could be a coat of arms, with 3 pieces that appear to be connected. The top is a crown and under it is a set of wings and a "T' with an emblem on each side of it. I have no idea of the actual vintage since I have never seen one like it before. The glass bottom of the cylinder is at an angle, & one side being about twice as deep as the other. The silver hinged pour-spout has a very decorative knob on top, as hopefully you can see from the picture, and the top and handle have very ornate carved decorations on them. The glass of the decanter looks like cut glass and has a hobnail design to it. I don't know how many of these pieces have survived the years but I would bet that if you could find one, it would be highly unlikely to still possess the ice container, as I am sure most of these would have broken over the years. The decanter is approximately 15 inches tall and about 6 inches wide at the base. The ice cylinder is about 7 inches tall and 2 inches in diameter, and has a silver top which latches inside the top of the decanter. This piece is a real find!
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