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CARAFE SETS

Tumblers that go with carafes are rarish. There are plenty of guest carafes to be had, and they seem to be in every antique centre you go to. Carafes on their own are usually quite cheap, getting them with the tumbler is more difficult. Expect to pay double what you would for buying the parts separately. If you are thinking there is a business in that, good luck finding the tumblers.

Most of these tumblers have roundish bottoms and so are not the most stable glasses. I expect they are rarer as they get knocked over and damaged so easily.

Measurements are with the glasses sitting on top of the carafes.

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CARAFES

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Description, References and Size

This is a shaft and globe shaped carafe, with a row of printies cut around the body. The tumbler has a row of cut elipses and a polished pontil. Made late 1800s.

Having the tumbler on top is how you are supposed keep these carafes on your bedside table. I suppose it uses less table top space, and stops creatures flying into your water and adding flavour to your late night drinks.

This is a really basic model with minimalist cutting. The cutting there is, is shallow and barely there.

Reference: The Decanter Ancient to Modern, Andy McConnell. page 341.

Height: 7.5 inches

Width: 4.5 inches

This is a shaft and globe shaped carafe, with a row of printies cut around the body. The tumbler has a row of cut elipses and a polished pontil. Made late 1800s.

I am photographing these carafes with the tumblers on and off, the reason being, you are supposed to keep them with the tumblers on, but when they are on they hide the whole neck of the carafe. In this case there isn't much to see with the tumbler off, but what you can see is that the tumbler would be easy to knock over.

Reference: The Decanter Ancient to Modern, Andy McConnell. page 341.

Height: 7.5 inches

Width: 4.5 inches

This is a Victorian guest carafe and tumbler set from the "Bart" range, pattern number 7311. The bodies of the tumber and carafe are cut with gothic arches enclosing alternating hobnail and fine hobnail patterns. Made circa.1880s.

This is a super doper posh bit of kit and only posh people are allowed to have this on their bedside cabinet. The cutting is so nice and tight it almost makes your eyes go funny. With the anhedral arches it is a classic gothic pattern.

Reference: The Decanter Ancient to Modern, Andy McConnell. page 302.

Height: 8 inches

Width: 3.5 inches

This is a Victorian guest carafe and tumbler set from the "Bart" range, pattern number 7311. The bodies of the tumber and carafe are cut with gothic arches enclosing alternating hobnail and fine hobnail patterns. Made circa.1880s.

With the tumbler off on this carafe you can see that the whole neck is scale cut. With the quality of the body you wouldn't expect the neck to be undecorated. It would seem like a cheap thing to do.

Reference: The Decanter Ancient to Modern, Andy McConnell, page 302

Height: 8 inches

Width: 3.5 inches

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