...Vintage Lead Crystal Decanter from West Germany. From the sixties with Catherdral window and Etched rose pattern. Exquisite estate find! the stopper is multi faceted and gorgeous! Very heavy and quite large, this piece is in excellent condition, with no cracks, flea bites, breaks, chips, etc..Kept in fabulous shape with the original sticker still in tact. The sticker reads Genuine Lead Crystal, Handcut, Made in West Germany with the Intial mark EH. It measures 12 1/2" high and 5" around the base. Truly Beautiful Piece!! Thank you for taking the time to stop by my shop, and please ENJOY!! *** I ship worldwide**
FYI: Lead crystal was developed in the late 1600s. In 1676, George Ravenscroft created lead crystal for the Worshipful Company Of Glass Sellers in London. Sand, potash, crushed flint and lead oxide were used. His mixture created a new kind of glass that was exceptionally clear and heavy.
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Donna L. Allen