Old British Antique Sailing Ships Liquor Chest

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Ship Captains Liqour Chest


is a handsomely made Oak campaign decanter box with four hand blown and hand formed heavily rippled decanters. The
case has two inset campaign handles of high quality brass work. The four compartments are lined with green felt cloth.
There is no question that the square glass bottles were blown by hand without a mold as evidenced by the Pontil mark on their
bottom. This mark occurs when the pontil rod by which the air is blown in, is snapped after shaping the glass. A technique
used prior to 1855.  Each bottle has a flared snout with a lip to ease pouring. A Lister & Son, Newcastle, Silversmith
& Watchmakers to the Queen lable is centered on the inside top which dates the case to the mid 19th Century. The cork
stoppers are recent replacements.

11“ square x 9 1/4“ H    One bottle approximately 2 3/4“
square x 71/2” H
Total Weight 18 lbs

PROVENANCE: Purchased at auction from a New England estate in the normal course of business

The English label reads:

Lister & Son lable image

& Son, Newcastle,
Silversmith & Watchmakers to the Queen



Captain's liquor chest with closed top image
closed showing one of the campaign type recesssed handle 


The bottom of the four bottles showing the pointal mark image
bottom of the bottle showing the mark made by the pontil 



                   Front liquor decanters housed in the chest

CONDITION: The case is in exceptional condition considering its age and use.
There are only a few blemishes to the wood, none of which are of consequence. The brass campaign type grips have
a light patina of age and some light stains. All the hand blown heavily rippled bottles are in good condition
without defects or bubbles except that one bottle has a small crack at the bottom. 

Picture of the neck of one bottle image
                 Showing the neck and puring lip 
There is a crack in one bottle's bottom edge image
bottle has a crack at the bottom


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