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Antique Cranberry Glass Decanter

  • England, circa 1860
  • Dimensions: 9 7/8 inches in height to top of stopper

When looking at antique cranberry glassware today, it’s natural to focus on the Victorian era. During the mid-1800’s to the early 20th century, glass manufacturers refined the art of making cranberry glass. Many pieces were produced around the Stourbridge area in England. Some pieces were made in very small backyard factories and others by the major glass manufacturers at that time. Factories such as Thomas Webb, Stuart, Richardson, Stevens & Williams etc. produced some of the finest glass pieces in the world. At that time, there was a large variety of pieces being made ranging from vases and pitchers to some wonderful decanters.

Cranberry glass or ‘Gold Ruby’ glass is a pinkish-red glass produced by adding gold salts or colloidal gold to molten glass. Cranberry glass has always been made in smaller handcraft production rather than in large quantities, due to the high cost of the gold and the delicate mixing process required.

A wonderful Antique 19th century Cranberry Glass Decanter. The workmanship is quite impressive on this piece as it has both an original faceted glass stopper and an applied rope twist handle. There is lovely etching of flowers, leaves, and ferns on this Decanter which makes this piece very desirable. To complete the look on this piece is a star cut base.

Cranberry glass is still popular as this Victorian color has never gone out of style and is still cherished today. Therefore, we are so pleased to have acquired this stunning Decanter.

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