A silver-mounted cut-glass decanter, 4th Artel, Moscow, 1908-1917
the baluster body cut with diamonds and fluting, the plain polished collar mount suspending ribbon-tied laurel swags,
the hinged lid with a cone finial, the pierced handle chased with further swags and rocaille scrolls, struck 4.A., 84
height 28cm, 11⅜in.
Overall in good condition, with a handful of minor chips and scratches to the glass: several nicks to the silver mounts.
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