Decanters have come in many shapes and designs over the years. They were traditionally either made from glass or crystal. Decanters would be filled with wine and brought to the table where they could be easily handled by a single servant. They usually hold the equivalent of one bottle of wine.
A fine Antique Irish Decanter that is quite elaborate in design. It has a wonderful band of diamond cutting which is prevalent in the middle of this piece. Also, there is ‘basal vertical mitre flutes’ – this is a fluted design which is usually at the base of the decanter. One of the reasons why we can determine that this decanter was actually made in Ireland instead of England is because during the 18th century, many decanters featured vertical flutes as well as having multiple rings. This decanter has three step neck rings which are near the top of the decanter. This Antique Irish Decanter is in pristine condition and has its’ original mushroom stopper as well. The mushroom stopper was most prevalent on Irish decanters by the end of the 18th century.