A Very Rare Pair of Irish Georgian Cork Glass Company Wine Carafes, Ireland
A Very Rare Pair of Irish Georgian Cork Glass Company Wine Carafes, Ireland Circa 1800
Both robust mallet-shaped bodies engraved with festooned swags interspersed by stylized wheat sheafs tied with bows, rising to feathered triple ring necks. The undersides of the mitre fluted bases bearing moulded marks. Dimensions, 9” high x 4” diameter
The Cork Glass Company produced wares for a relatively brief period of time, from 1783-1818.
No comparative examples of either this form or cutting have been found as yet during research, in addition the diameter of the mouths of these vessels are proportionally much larger than those that would normally receive stoppers for traditional sized decanters of this period, which strongly suggests that these were most likely intended as wine carafes and not decanters.