Victorian Art Nouveau Silver Overlay Glass Decanter
Victorian Art Nouveau Decanter with Hand-Painted Real Silver Decor
Hauntingly beautiful Victorian Art Nouveau decanter with original stopper. Expertly done hand-painted floral decor with real silver.
At the turn of the 19th Century, silver was very inexpensive. The silver overlay process, invented by Friedrich Deusch, was applied liberally then. As time went by and silver prices rose, the overlay decor was applied less liberally. This decanter has a fairly light layer of silver which could date it to the 1920’s to 1930’s. It could be older.
Big decanter measures 14.25′ tall. Silver wear on stopper and neck is evident. The floral decor on the body is in beautiful shape. The silver has natural, evenly aged patina. The stopper has some smooth chips caused by years of removing and replacing it on bottle. Black reflections in the images are from the camera. No chips or cracks. Glass is clean inside and out.
Hand-blown emerald glass with applied disc foot. Beautiful Art Nouveau decanter. Probably made in Germany, France or the U.S.A. Unmarked by maker.