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ANTIQUE SILVER DECANTERS

Click on the photos to see an enlarged version of our antique silver decanters. All our antique sterling silver decanters are available for secure purchase online, which includes free insured delivery. Alternatively you are welcome to visit us in our shop within the London Silver Vaults. You may also be interested in Antique Silver Claret Jugs.

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A Sterling Silver and hand-cut crystal decanter, having a square cross-section body with straight sides and hand-cut hobnail decoration, a plain silver collar, and original hand-cut stopper. Made in London in 1969, by I. Freeman & Sons Ltd. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver and crystal decanter are height 23 cms (9 inches), and 9 cms (3.5 inches) square.

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A Sterling Silver and hand-cut crystal decanter, having a square cross-section body with straight sides and hand-cut hobnail decoration, a plain silver collar, and original hand-cut stopper. Made in London in 1969, by I. Freeman & Sons Ltd. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver and crystal decanter are height 23 cms (9 inches), and 9 cms (3.5 inches) square.

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A very pretty Antique Victorian Sterling Silver and cut-crystal glug-glug decanter, having swirl-flute shoulders and clear bottom body, with four pinched and fluted central waists between, a plain round neck mount with four pouring spouts, and a hand-cut spherical crystal stopper. Made by Henry Miller of Birmingham in 1898. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver and crystal glug glug decanter are height 28 cms (11 inches), and width at base 11.5 cms (4.5 inches).

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A very pretty Antique Victorian Sterling Silver and cut-crystal glug-glug decanter, having swirl-flute shoulders and clear bottom body, with four pinched and fluted central waists between, a plain round neck mount with four pouring spouts, and a hand-cut spherical crystal stopper. Made by Henry Miller of Birmingham in 1898. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver and crystal glug glug decanter are height 28 cms (11 inches), and width at base 11.5 cms (4.5 inches).

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A pair of Antique Sterling Silver and cut-crystal decanters, having plain panelled bodies, plain round silver necks, with original hand-cut lobed stoppers, and all sitting on star-cut flat bases. Made by William Hutton and Sons Ltd., of Birmingham in 1912. The dimensions of this fine pair of antique silver and crystal decanters are height 27 cms (10.75 inches), and diameter at bases 10 cms (4 inches).

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A pair of Antique Sterling Silver and cut-crystal decanters, having plain panelled bodies, plain round silver necks, with original hand-cut lobed stoppers, and all sitting on star-cut flat bases. Made by William Hutton and Sons Ltd., of Birmingham in 1912. The dimensions of this fine pair of antique silver and crystal decanters are height 27 cms (10.75 inches), and diameter at bases 10 cms (4 inches).

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A Sterling Silver and hand-cut crystal decanter, having a round bellied body with tapering sides, hand-cut hobnail and diamond decoration, a silver collar with lip, an original fluted stopper, and sitting on a flat star-cut base. Made by Garrard & Co., of Birmingham in 1971. The dimensions of this fine silver and crystal decanter are height 28 cms (11 inches), and diameter at base 17 cms (6.75 inches).

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A Sterling Silver and hand-cut crystal decanter, having a round bellied body with tapering sides, hand-cut hobnail and diamond decoration, a silver collar with lip, an original fluted stopper, and sitting on a flat star-cut base. Made by Garrard & Co., of Birmingham in 1971. The dimensions of this fine silver and crystal decanter are height 28 cms (11 inches), and diameter at base 17 cms (6.75 inches).

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   Antique Edwardian sterling silver and hand-cut crystal decanter with three loop handles. Made by Matthew John Jessop of London in 1903. Height 24 cms, width 10 cms.

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Antique Edwardian sterling silver and hand-cut crystal decanter with three loop handles. Made by Matthew John Jessop of London in 1903. Height 24 cms, width 10 cms.

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   Antique Victorian silver-plated and frosted-cut crystal decanter with very unusual chain holder/lid mechanism. Made in ca. 1880. Height 26 cms.

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Antique Victorian silver-plated and frosted-cut crystal decanter with very unusual chain holder/lid mechanism. Made in ca. 1880. Height 26 cms.

335

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A very unusually designed Sterling Silver and hand-cut crystal decanter, having a main oval body at front and back with hobnail and star-burst cut, and with tapering sides having stepped decoration, a plain silver collar, an original hand-cut stopper, and sitting on a flat base with a matching star-cut. Made by Mappin and Webb of Sheffield in 1956. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver and crystal decanter are height 25.5 cms (10 inches), width 12 cms (4.75 inches), and depth at base 7 cms (2.75 inches).

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A very unusually designed Sterling Silver and hand-cut crystal decanter, having a main oval body at front and back with hobnail and star-burst cut, and with tapering sides having stepped decoration, a plain silver collar, an original hand-cut stopper, and sitting on a flat base with a matching star-cut. Made by Mappin and Webb of Sheffield in 1956. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver and crystal decanter are height 25.5 cms (10 inches), width 12 cms (4.75 inches), and depth at base 7 cms (2.75 inches).

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A Sterling Silver pair of whisky toddies or noggins, having round based hand-cut crystal bodies with tapering sides and loop handles, mounted with silver collars and hinged flat lids with thumb-pieces, all sitting on flat star-cut bases. Made by Goldsmiths and Silversmiths of London in 1932. The dimensions of this fine hand-made pair of silver and crystal noggins or toddies are height 11 cms (4.25 inches), and diameter at bases 6.5 cms (2.5 inches).

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A Sterling Silver pair of whisky toddies or noggins, having round based hand-cut crystal bodies with tapering sides and loop handles, mounted with silver collars and hinged flat lids with thumb-pieces, all sitting on flat star-cut bases. Made by Goldsmiths and Silversmiths of London in 1932. The dimensions of this fine hand-made pair of silver and crystal noggins or toddies are height 11 cms (4.25 inches), and diameter at bases 6.5 cms (2.5 inches).

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An Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver and cut-crystal glug-glug decanter, having a plain and clear body with pinched and fluted central waists, a plain round neck with four pouring spouts, and original hand-cut stopper. Made by John Grinsell & Sons of Birmingham in 1906. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver and crystal glug glug decanter are height 30 cms (11.75 inches), and width 11.5 cms (4.5 inches).

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An Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver and cut-crystal glug-glug decanter, having a plain and clear body with pinched and fluted central waists, a plain round neck with four pouring spouts, and original hand-cut stopper. Made by John Grinsell & Sons of Birmingham in 1906. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver and crystal glug glug decanter are height 30 cms (11.75 inches), and width 11.5 cms (4.5 inches).

495

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Sterling silver and hand-cut crystal decanter, having a square cross-section body with tapering sides, hand-cut fluted decoration, a silver collar with lip, and original fluted stopper. Made by Barker Brothers Ltd., of Birmingham in 1939. The dimensions of this fine silver and crystal decanter are height 23 cms (9 inches), and width 10 cms (4 inches).

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Sterling silver and hand-cut crystal decanter, having a square cross-section body with tapering sides, hand-cut fluted decoration, a silver collar with lip, and original fluted stopper. Made by Barker Brothers Ltd., of Birmingham in 1939. The dimensions of this fine silver and crystal decanter are height 23 cms (9 inches), and width 10 cms (4 inches).

495

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An Antique Victorian large Sterling Silver and cut-crystal glug-glug decanter, having a ribbed body with pinched and fluted central waists, plain round necks with four pouring spouts, and original hand-cut stopper. Made by John N. Mappin of London in 1893. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver and crystal glug glug decanter are height 29 cms (11.5 inches), and width 13 cms (5 inches).

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An Antique Victorian large Sterling Silver and cut-crystal glug-glug decanter, having a ribbed body with pinched and fluted central waists, plain round necks with four pouring spouts, and original hand-cut stopper. Made by John N. Mappin of London in 1893. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver and crystal glug glug decanter are height 29 cms (11.5 inches), and width 13 cms (5 inches).

645

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A Sterling Silver and hand-cut crystal pair of decanters, having tear-drop bodies and tapering sides, with hand-cut geometrical decoration, silver collars and lips, and original stoppers. Made by Mappin & Webb of London in 1938. The dimensions of these fine hand-made silver and crystal decanters are height 32 cms (12.5 inches), and diameter 12 cms (4.75 inches).

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A Sterling Silver and hand-cut crystal pair of decanters, having tear-drop bodies and tapering sides, with hand-cut geometrical decoration, silver collars and lips, and original stoppers. Made by Mappin & Webb of London in 1938. The dimensions of these fine hand-made silver and crystal decanters are height 32 cms (12.5 inches), and diameter 12 cms (4.75 inches).

695

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Antique Edwardian pair of sterling silver and cut-crystal glug-glug decanters, having plain bodies with pinched and fluted central waists, plain round necks with four pouring spouts, and original hand-cut stoppers. Made by John Grinsell of Birmingham in 1909. The dimensions of this fine pair of silver and crystal decanters are height 30 cms (11.75 inches), and width 11 cms (4.25 inches).

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Antique Edwardian pair of sterling silver and cut-crystal glug-glug decanters, having plain bodies with pinched and fluted central waists, plain round necks with four pouring spouts, and original hand-cut stoppers. Made by John Grinsell of Birmingham in 1909. The dimensions of this fine pair of silver and crystal decanters are height 30 cms (11.75 inches), and width 11 cms (4.25 inches).

945

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   Antique Georgian sterling silver decanter stand with three decanters and frame with gadroon and rose borders. Made by William Bateman of London in 1824. Height 32 cms (12.5 inches), width 23 cms (9 inches). Weight 31.5 troy ounces (977g).

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Antique Georgian sterling silver decanter stand with three decanters and frame with gadroon and rose borders. Made by William Bateman of London in 1824. Height 32 cms (12.5 inches), width 23 cms (9 inches). Weight 31.5 troy ounces (977g).

2,495

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Learn more about antique silver DECANTERS here.

Antique Silver DECANTERS description:

A type of decorative bottle used to hold decanted wine or fortified wine at the table.

Antique Silver DECANTERS history:

Glass and crystal decanting bottles have been made since the late 1700s, through the Victorian period, and are still being made today. However, nearly all the Georgian decanters do not have silver necks. It is really only after about 1850 that you start to see decanters with silver necks holding the stoppers.

Antique Silver DECANTERS design:

Many different forms and styles were made from basic hand-cut decanters for fortified wines, through ornately frosted cut examples for the more expensive good quality wines. A very sought after decanter is the glug-glug style that makes this sound as liquid is poured out of various chambers that are hand-blown inside the body.

Antique Silver DECANTERS collectors note:

The most important factor when inspecting old glass decanters is to make sure that there is no damage. Look closely at the inside of the neck, and if the body has a heavy cut look for any cracks that would otherwise be camourflaged. It is also very important to check that the stopper is original. Look at how it fits to the body and compare the colour between itself and the main body, as there should be no difference. Also the hallmarks on the silver neck should be nice and clear.



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