Ship's decanter and stopper, c 1968.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm

Ship's decanter and stopper, c 1968.

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Full lead crystal decanter made in England. Its shape was mouth blown and hand cut. The addition of lead salts to glas increases its refractive index so that the glasware will be brilliant and especially suitable for heavy decorative cutting.

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