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Description - Decanters 1760-1930 by David Leigh

For centuries wine has been served at table out of expensive and often elaborate serving vessels. The unrivalled transparency of lead crystal, invented in late seventeenth-century England, led to glass, rather than silver or ceramics, increasingly being used as the favoured material. Although initially influenced by the contemporary wine bottle, from the middle of the eighteenth century the design of decanters became more subject ot changing fashions.This book traces the developments and changing styles of these most elegant and useful pieces of glass tableware from the mid Georgian period to the Art Deco period of the 1930s.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780747805489
ISBN-10: 0747805482
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 150mm x 2mm)
Pages: 48
Imprint: Shire Publications
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Leigh

David Leigh has been interested in antique glass since childhood. He has for nearly three decades been a partner in Laurie Leigh Antiques of Oxford, the family business specialising in antique table glass. He is also a professional musician.

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