Object detail

Decanter of emerald-green glass. Body green glass, bell-shaped; narrow at top, widens at base; adorned with white enamel depicting head of girl in left profile with trailing hair and surrounded by leaves and flowers. Neck narrow, extending from body, with frilled neck. Handle of clear glass extending from neck to top of body. Circular base. Paired with H12280.1 (Stopper).
CH classification DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Food and Drink Consumption jug
H266 x Dia120 mm

Body: Dia120 mm (widest point)
Base: Dia85 mm
Media/Materials description
Glass, Enamel
History and use
This decanter and stopper are part of the Ben Ronalds collection of fine ceramics and glassware. Over his lifetime, Ronalds acquired a world-class collection of Royal Worcester and comparative pieces from other ceramics and glassware manufacturers.

Benjamin Charles Ronalds (born 1892, died 1970) migrated to Australia in 1911 from England, having served an apprenticeship in the glass trade. In Brisbane, he worked with Oxlades glaziers before opening the Decorative Glass Company in West End from 1924, and his success supported his passion, formed in 1946, to collect Royal Worcester porcelain. Over the next almost 25 years he built up a remarkable collection of that factory’s products. As well as collecting locally, he made several trips overseas, and many interstate to Melbourne and Adelaide.

His collection of over 800 pieces was donated to the Queensland Museum in 1976.
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