Nice Duckbill Decanter – Shotton Cut Glass
This is a beautiful duckbill style decanter similar to the other one I currently have listed on this site. The pattern is similar to some of Straus’s work, but is actually made by the Shotton Cut Glass Company. The exact piece is shown in the Cut Glass Ad Books – Volume 4 on page SHO – 4.
Large, diamond-shaped hobstars are completely encompassed by notched prism. The prism is surround by additional straight line cutting and divided by a very unusual advanced form of cane. The rim has a particularly unusual decoration with crosshatching. The handle is double notched with a little cross in between each thumbprint. The base is covered in a rayed star.
If I had to guess, I think the stopper is a replacement, but a darned good one. The fit is good, it just sits a little too low in my opinion. The decanter measures 11″ tall and 5 3/4″ wide and is in great condition.
Ref: 87 - Price: $ 500 --