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Classy cut glass comes to Kansas auction

16 September 2019

Woody Auction’s sale on September 21 in Douglass, Kansas will offer several hundred lots of American, English and Continental European cut glass.

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Silver and glass menagerie – First bite of extensive collection of animal decanters sells at Essex auction house

26 November 2018

One half of an extensive single-owner collection of novelty Victorian and Edwardian silver and glass animal objects went under the hammer at Reeman Dansie’s two-day sale in Colchester last week.

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Animal magic at Colchester auction house as a crocodile, cockatoo and walrus file into saleroom

20 November 2018

A menagerie of claret jugs, pepperettes, whisky tots and scent bottles is being offered for sale in Essex today.

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Pulling out all stoppers at £17,500

06 December 2010

ESTIMATED at £3000-4000, this 18th century mahogany decanter box retaining a pair of profusely cut double-magnum sized decanters c.1780, attracted multiple bidders at Suffolk saleroom Neal Sons & Fletcher of Woodbridge.

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Miniature bottle found on the banks of the Thames sells at £3300

19 January 2009

Among the highlights at the most recent sale conducted by advertising and bottle specialists BBR was this miniature shaft and globe bottle in dark olive green glass vessel probably used for pharmaceutical purposes c.1660-70.

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History of glass gets a dash of fresh flair

10 August 2004

The Decanter: An Illustrated History of Glass from 1650 by Andy McConnell, published by the Antique Collectors’ Club, ISBN 1851494286, £45hb.

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Giles factor sends decanter to £13,000

09 June 2004

Auctioneer Richard Bromell of Charterhouse Auctions (15% buyer’s premium), Sherborne had listened with reserved interest to a client who described a gilt blue glass decanter in his possession “almost identical” to a pair catalogued as in the manner of James Giles c.1770 that had featured in a 1968 edition of Country Life.

PREVIEW

19 April 2004

It is not unusual for an auctioneer to receive enquiries from members of the public who have seen items ‘identical’ to theirs in a newspaper, a magazine or on television. In reality the Queen Anne walnut chest turns out to be a 1920s reproduction worth £100 – but, yes, they do look almost identical.

Raise a glass to decanters

09 December 2003

DECANTERS of all types from the 18th century to the present are the subject of an exhibition running at the Broadfield House Glass Museum, Dudley, until April 18 next year.

Why do bibulous businessmen bypass the decanter?

15 November 2002

Wine-related silver is sitting at the top table of the market at present as the luxury boozing culture of hard-working businessmen props up the value of coasters, labels, corkscrews and funnels. But one area that has not benefited so much from the interaction of wine merchants and boardroom boys in recent years has been the standard Victorian decanter and claret jug.