An Edwardian decorated glass decanter with silver collar by John Heath and John Middleton for Ollivant & Botsford, from 1901. Second-hand.
What's for sale?
This is a beautiful, Edwardian, silver-mounted decanter, decorated with overlaid, green trailed glass. It was made in 1901 for Ollivant & Botsford, and has a silver collar hallmarked for John Heath and John Middleton.
It's a flattened cylinder form with vibrant, green glass trails adding a touch of Art Nouveau to the design. The elegant silver collar has a flared rim and is completed by a twist molded stopper.
The collar is stamped for John Heath and John Middleton of Hukin & Heath. They were also known for their silver work on a number of designs by Dr Christopher Dresser.
Who made it and when?
It was made for Ollivant & Botsford Goldsmiths & Co of Manchester in 1901. The company was founded in Exchange Street by Thomas Ollivant, John Josiah Ollivant and John Botsford in 1855. The collar is stamped and hallmarked:
- ollivant & botsford
- The initials JTH and JHM in a quatrefoil
- An anchor, for the Birmingham assay office
- The Lion Passant (the sterling silver mark)
- A "b" (which style matches 1901)
What condition is it in?
- In good condition
- No chips or cracks
- The stopper is very good
- Several small bubbles in the body
- Two bubble distortions on one side at three quarter height
- A larger bubble distortion on another side at one quarter height
- A squiggle of light scratches (approx 12mm x 4mm) on another side, at three quarter height, which doesn't show in our photographs
What are the measurements?
- 33cm high
- 8cm in diameter
- 954 grams
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