French Art Deco Peach Glass Orb-Form Decanter with Faceted Banding and Stopper (LEO Design)

Form, beauty and function—this French Art Deco decanter has it all.  Its silhouette is inspired by the Medieval "Globus Cruciger," that orb-form symbol of monarchic earthly power (deigned from above).  The pleasingly rotund vessel is blown in peach-colored glass. An "equatorial band" (the better to hold the decanter securely) is hand-faceted which matches the handsome faceting on the stopper.  Such a vessel could be used to decant wine for serving at-table.  Red or white wine would look great in it.  But it would also be suitable for spirits—especially those strong (or sweet) libations which are served in small measures, like port, brandy or sherry.  The decanter holds 20 ounces, a little more than half a litre. Click on the photo above to learn more about it.


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