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Hardy Bros Wine Decanter in old Sheffield Plate
Hardy Bros Wine Decanter in Silver Plate with high quality fine detail of Acanthus leaves to Lid and Handle ends, with ribbed, double handles entwined. Original cork lined stopper with large silver keeper for the cork, which is still in perfect condition. The body is in the form of banded wine barrel, with a delicate reeded base, with hallmarks (partly rubbed, but visible), to the underside “HARDY BROS. LTD.” over “MADE IN ENGLAND”, and also, beneath this is “ PRODUCTION OLD SHEFFIELD PLATE”. Condition is excellent as it is heavy quality silver plate, and has a soft, mellowed patina from careful use of the many decades. Dimensions are approx..: 26.5cm high including lid x 11cm dia. at base x 10cm dia. at lid; 21cm wide from spout to handle edge. England. Circa 1930.