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Beautiful vintage patterned heavy cut glass ships decanter.
Very wide base and mushroom shaped solid glass stopper. Has 3 small star shaped etchings in glass that a little hard to see. (Look closely at last 2 photos.)
Stands 10” tall. Base measures 7" base diameter.
Exact circa unknown. Excellent condition: No chips or scratches to decanter or stopper.
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(Located between Ocala and The Villages)
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The following courtesy of: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-ship-decanter.htm
A ship decanter is a container that was historically used to hold liquor on-board a sailing ship. Today, a ship decanter can be found in homes and restaurants, where it is used as an alternative to wine bottles or carafes. These containers are prized for their classic style, which adds a touch of elegance to any table setting. While decanters are commonly associated with wine, they may also be used to hold spirits ranging from scotch to cognac. Antique ship decanters are particularly prized today for their attractive design and rich use of materials.
The traditional ship decanter features a very wide base that curves in towards a long, narrow flute. This large base was designed to give the container added stability while the ship was riding the waves at sea. These decanters may have a rounded base, or a square one, with squared models often referred to as port decanters. While most ship decanters utilized a long neck, or flute, shorter units are also available.
The earliest ship decanter vessels were made from glass or ceramics. Later, craftsmen turned to metals like silver or bronze, as well as natural clay. By the time of the Renaissance in Europe, glass decanters had once again become widely used. Since that period, the average ship decanter was made from glass or leaded crystal, with elaborate etchings used to add decoration to the container. Ceramic units from this period often featured complex scenes of politics, war, religion, or other topics of the time.