Hand-blown in traditional, Bristol, cobalt blue, this antique Georgian decanter features hand painted gilt trompe l'oeil decoration on the body and lozenge stopper. This decanter is in a mallet form and marked Hollands, a popular gin at the time. It is a decorative and useful piece that makes a stronger statement when used as a pair or group.
Attributed to Isaac Jacobs (English, 1757-1835)
A similar decanter is part of the Victoria and Albert Museum collection (London)(Museum number CIRC.420&A-1911) and also exhibited at the Truths of the Trade: Slavery and the Winterthur Collection (Winterthur, DE, May 5–August 5, 2018).
Early 19th century
Width 3 Depth 3 Height 9.5 inches
Note: chips (stopper).