Posted by on Jul 3, 2011 in Miscellaneous and Unidentified Glass | 1 comment

Undoubtedly named for the sound they made when in use, these popular decanters using a now lost technique, showed the extreme skill of a master glass-blower. Each column, supporting the upper reservoir is hollow blown, and there must have been a large failure rate, when the upper part of the decanter collapsed during manufacture or annealing. The silver collar of this example was attached by Hujin and Heath of Birmingham.

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  1. 9-27-2011

    I have a cousin in Ireland who has one of these. Passed down from his father, and beyond maybe. Anyway, we put it to use a week or so back, by filling it up with a 1997 Penfolds Grange Hermitage. Both worked very well!

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