A late Victorian, glass, "glug glug" decanter with double pourer in silver, by John Thomas Heath & John Hartshorne Middleton. Second-hand.
What's for sale?
This is a late Victorian, "glug glug" decanter, with spherical, glass stopper and ornate, double pourer in silver.
The silver is hallmarked for John Thomas Heath & John Hartshorne Middleton of Hukin and Heath, known for their work on the designs of Dr Christopher Dresser.
The pinched form of narrow waist and hollow pillars is fascinating to look at and gives rise to the "glug" as it pours. The base is indented where the pontil has been polished out.
Who made it and when?
The Sterling silver collar has a London hallmark, dated 1895 to 1896, for John Thomas Heath and John Hartshorne Middleton of Hukin and Heath. The assay marks read:
- The initials JTH and JHM in a quatrefoil
- The Lion Passant (the sterling silver mark)
- A leopard's head, for the London assay office
- A "U" (which style matches 1895-1896)
What condition is it in?
- In good condition with no major flaws
- There are many tiny bubbles throughout and a larger one in the base
- There are three faint scratches on the shoulder
- There are two small grazes together in the lower body
- The stopper is in very good condition
- The interior surface has many deposits, particularly on the upper body
What are the measurements?
- 28cm high
- 10cm in diameter
- 903 grams
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