AN ELABORATE ENGRAVED GEORGE III MAGNUM BEER DECANTER
A rare Georgian decanter of shoulder form wheel engraved with a BEER cartouche surrounded with hops and vines, The reverse engraved with exotic game birds identical to those used by James Giles on his glided decanters.
The decanter holding just under 3 pints.
- Height 34 cm / 13 1⁄2"
- Width 14 cm / 5 "
- Period 1750-1799
- Year 1770
- Country England
- Provenance Private UK collection
- Literature For similar examples please see P. 135 Plate 192 & P. 137 Plate 194 An Illustrated History of Glass from 1650 by Andy McConnell James Giles (1718-1780 was a decorator of Worcester, Derby, Bow and Chelsea Porcelain and also glass, who created gilt and enamelled objects such as decanters, drinking-glasses, perfume bottles for a rococo and neo-classical market. He maintained a showroom in the fashionable Cockspur Street London. The business ledgers for 1771-76 still exist they record orders for some 50,000 Worcester pieces between 1771 -1774 and glass bought for £234 from William Parker's Glass Warehouse in Fleet Street. The business was covered by Sun insurance policies that valued his stock at £2,000 in November 1771.
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