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MODERN DECANTERS

The decanters in this section are all Post World War II. This section is a bit of a grab bag of what I think are the best Post-War designs in my collection. Most of these are in the Manufacturers section also making this a bit of preview for it.

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Modern Decanters

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Description, References and Size

This is a kingfisher decanter with a shaped body and single neck ring and a tear drop shaped stopper. It's pattern number is FT4, designed by Frank Thrower in 1967.

This is Frank Thrower's first decanter design and it's quite a cool one. The shape of the body does seem very similar to the body of the Nuutajarvi 'Kremlin Bells' design by Kaj Franck from 1957. This decanter comes in clear, Midnight and Kingfisher, but I have only seen it in Kingfisher.

Reference: Dartington Glass the First Twenty Years 1967-1987, page 14.

Reference: Dartington Glass & Frank Thrower, page 58.

Reference:Miller's 20th Century Glass, page 244.

Height: 11 inches

Width: 4 inches

This is a tall hooped cylindrical uranium yellow Sulttaani decanter with a textured surface. The stopper is an open ended onion shape. Design by Nanny Still, and made circa. 1967-69.

The earliest decanter is a bit unusual, the second a bit strange, but this one is just weird. I think it maybe shows Nanny Still's pregression as a designer, just getting more and more out there.

Reference: Miller's 20th Century Glass, Andy McConnell, page 217

Reference: The Decanter Ancient to Modern, Andy McConnell, page 451

Height: 10.5 inches

Width: 3.5 inches

A ships decanter with a plain body and the three neck rings are true applied neck rings. The stopper is a cut bullseye. Designed by T. Jones of Stevens and Williams Ltd. in 1963.

An elegant plain decanter in the style of Georgian ship decanters, circa.1800. The key difference between this decanter and the Georgian ones is that the stopper is not a true disc as the antique bullseye stoppers are and has a clean polished peg. This decanter also has very little wear to the base, and none of the scratches and scuffs that comes with 200 years of use.

Beware dealers either through ignorance or mischief occasionally try to sell these and similarly new decanters as Georgian. Real Georgian ship decanters like this are pretty rare and so command stiff prices. Before you part with your money, get it in your hands and think carefully, does this look 200 years old. The stopper peg should not be shiny and polished.

It should be noted that from 1931 Stevens and Williams Ltd. were selling their glass under the name Royal Brierley, and some of these decanters may have etched Royal Brierley underneath.

Reference: English and Irish Glass, Geoffrey Wills, part 16, page 9.

Height: 10.5 inches

Width: 7 inches

This is a Kosta gourd shaped decanter engraved with a portrait of a renaissance gentleman. The stopper is shaped and cut to form a crown with jewels. Designed by Vicke Lindstrand and made 1955-56.

This is a super stylish decanter and I think it's super rare too. I have been told that picture is supposed to be Francis I of France. Some aspects of the likeness are not genius, but I think it's him, or at least copying his clothes.

I would like to thank Nigel Benson of 20th Century Glass for attributing this decanter for me.

Height: 11 inches

Width: 4.5 inches

This is a light blue coloured decanter, with a slab shaped body that is flat polished front and back. The stopper is cut in a similar way. Retains original paper label. Designed in the 1970.

This is a later decanter and Stromberghytten made other decanters of this style.

Height: 10 inches

Width: 4 inches

A Holmegaard bulbous grey glass "York" decanter two asymentric dimples and single pouring lip. It has a solid stopper with dimples. Designed by Per Lutken, Holmgaard model number 14560, made circa. 1953-71.

Per Lutken produced some of what I consider to be classic designs, and this is one of them. They are so classic that they are not that uncommon, and from my point of view getting them is a matter of finding them at a bargain price, because I am bit tight.

Reference: Miller's 20th Century Glass, Andy McConnell, page 148

Height: 9 inches

Width: 5.5 inches

This is a footed elipse shaped decanter, with a frieze of slanting ellipses cut near the base with fine grooves cut slating from the top of each ellipse. The solid stopper is pear shaped. This is the Webb Corbett pattern called "Pirouette". Made post WWII.

I am not 100% certain about this decanter other than I have seen the pattern on a cut glass replacement website which had line drawings from a catalogue of numerous patterns and this appeared to be one of them. Not a great reference but the best I can do. Not a genius decanter, but it had been sitting in a local antiques centre for ages asking me to buy it, and I paid hardly anything for it

Height: 12 inches

Width: 4 inches

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