Wine or liquor decanter and 4 glasses

May 30, 2019. 21:35 UTC
Wine or liquor Decanter and 4 glasses
United States of America

Venetian glass

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The decanter and glasses are clear green with gold inlay. There are flowers and scripting that are raised on the glass. The decanter is 9 1/4 tall without the cap and 4 in around at the widest point. The cap is 3 3/4 long. The glasses match the decanter. They are 3 in tall and 1 3/4 at the mouth. There is a marking on the bottom and it looks like there might be a flaw or a marking on the cap. I bought this at a garage sale maybe 25 years ago and it has been in a box ever since.



Answered within about 23 hours
May 31, 21:01 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$150 - $200 USD

Insurance Value

$350 USD
What does this mean?

Good afternoon, James,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. I can not make out the mark on the decanter's stopper. The mark on the underside does not look like a flaw but part of the hand-making process. Based on the information and photographs provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A Venetian hand-painted blown green glass claret decanter set,
Italian, late 19th/early 20th century
With four matching claret glasses
Decanter: 13 inches overall height
Glasses: 3 inches overall height

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you for using Mearto.

James mulder May 31, 21:52 UTC

Can you tell me the makers mark on the bottom that looks like a horse or whatever?

Delia May 31, 23:01 UTC

I've looked at the photos of the mark and they aren't clear enough - is it possible for you to upload a clearer photo?

James mulder May 31, 23:30 UTC

I added 3 more photos. Thanks.

Delia May 31, 23:47 UTC

I've looked again. I do not think it is a mark but instead is what is referred to as a 'pontil scar', the mark the tool used to blow the glass made when it was cut off of the finished product.

James mulder Jun 01, 00:27 UTC

OK. thanks but it's definitely and intentionally installed mark not a pontil scar.

James mulder Jun 01, 14:45 UTC

I think I have been scammed. My password doesn't even open the site.

Delia Jun 01, 20:26 UTC

I've checked all of the marks for this kind of glass and don't see anything. I can't in good conscience make a specific attribution and I've handled glass like this for more than 25 years. Let me know if you still can't open the site.

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