Decanters 1760-1930

Decanters 1760-1930

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For centuries wine has been served at table out of expensive and often elaborate serving vessels. The unrivalled transparency of lead crystal, invented in late seventeenth-century England, led to glass, rather than silver or ceramics, increasingly being used as the favoured material. Although initially influenced by the contemporary wine bottle, from the middle of the eighteenth century the design of decanters became more subject ot changing fashions.This book traces the developments and changing styles of these most elegant and useful pieces of glass tableware from the mid Georgian period to the Art Deco period of the 1930s.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 162.1 x 209.8 x 3.8mm | 127.01g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour and b&w illustrations
  • 0747805482
  • 9780747805489
  • 1,389,797

Table of contents

Foreward; The classic period 1760-1800; From restraint to exuberance 1800-1830; Transition: William IV to Victoria 1830-1850; The Victorian era 1850-1900; From Art Nouveau to Art Deco 1900-1930; Claret jugs, wine ewers and carafes; Spirit decanters; Glossary; Further reading; Places to visitshow more

About David Leigh

David Leigh has been interested in antique glass since childhood. He has for nearly three decades been a partner in Laurie Leigh Antiques of Oxford, the family business specialising in antique table glass. He is also a professional musician.show more

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