A Malmsey decanter and stopper, circa 1770
Lot 72
An engraved decanter and stopper, circa 1765
Sold for £1,625 (US$ 2,736) inc. premium
Lot Details
An engraved decanter and stopper, circa 1765
Inscribed for Malmsey, of 'sugarloaf' shape, the body engraved with a chained label hung with vines bearing the name of the wine, the flattened stopper faceted at the edge, 28.5cm high (2)


  • Provenance: Peter Meyer Collection
    W G T Burne, 2 February 1977

    Literature: Illustrated by Andy McConnell, The Decanter (2007), p.101

    A popular wine in the 18th century, Malmsey was a sweet variety of Madeira made from the Malvasia grape.
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