A rare Beilby enamelled and gilt double magnum Beer decanter and stopper, circa 1765
Lot 141*
A rare Beilby enamelled and gilt double magnum Beer decanter and stopper, circa 1765
Sold for £10,000 (US$ 17,053) inc. premium
Lot Details
A rare Beilby enamelled and gilt double magnum Beer decanter and stopper, circa 1765
The sloping shouldered form with short cylindrical neck, inscribed BEER in gilding within a simulated leaf scroll cartouche label with chain ornament around the shoulder, pendant hops below, in opaque-white, the reverse with a barley spray, the rim with a band of leaf scroll below a gilt edge, faceted disc stopper, 38cm high (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The Collection of Bert Amador, sold Sheppard and Cooper with Mallett
    Anon., sale Sotheby's, 1 March 1994, lot 205

    Literature:
    C.Sheppard and J.Smith, Glass from the Restoration to the Regency, (1990), p.76, no.112 where the authors described it as the only recorded Beilby decanter with a gilt label.
    Lloyd (2000), p.74, pl.92 and p.73

    The present lot holds three bottles of wine. A similar Beilby enamelled beer decanter in white enamel is in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, illustrated by Robert Charleston, English Glass (1984), pl.41c. A smaller example is in the collection of Julius and Ann Kaplan, Washington D.C. (see the Catalogue, (1998) p.17, pl.13).
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