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A NEAR PAIR OF WILLIAM IV CUT GLASS MAGNUM "ROYAL" DECANTERS, CIRCA 1830, each with a very wide rimmed lip over a triple ring neck and slice cut shoulders continuing down the "V" cut segmented side panels with further slice cutting as ovals, the "V" segments converging underfoot, one topped by a rounded mushroom stopper cut with an eight-pointed star and accompanied by a gilt porcelain "Sherry" hanging tag reversing to "S.A." flanking a castle beneath three fleur-de-lis and crown over "Porcelaine/Limoges/France," the other with a flat octagonal mushroom stopper. Height: 10 1/4" NOTE: During the transition from the Regency to the early Victorian period, the "Nelson" decanter, with a characteristic cylindrical body, was renamed the "Royal" decanter. Although there are slight differences in shape, the reason for these names remains obscure (Leigh, Decanters 1760-1930, pg. 18).


The heavy cut crystal in superb condition, with little to no apparent scuffs, scratches, chips, or cracks. Minor pitting and a few internal lines around neck, hardly noticeable. Remnants of tape residue, not permanent. Clear glass with some clouding. One with internal Porcelain tag in good condition, with some wear, gilt accents mostly intact, clearly and correctly marked. Simpson Galleries strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Simpson Galleries regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Simpson Galleries. All lots offered are sold "AS IS."

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Estimate $200 - $400Apr 9, 2017