Full Lead Crystal decanter: late 19th- early 20th century
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'Lotus' decanter and stopper in Flint glass, copper wheel engraved with a pattern of lotus flowers. Designed by Harry Powell for the Prince of Siam in 1899. The decanter has a footed claret jug with a tear-shaped body and a handle at the shoulder. The stopper has a hollow inverted drop shape, with a knob finial and four polished moons. The decanter is part of a service which was produced until the 1920s. The Siamese legation were frequent visitors to Whitefriars from the 1880s. The King of Siam attended Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1897.
1899 AD - 1920 AD