A tall bottle shape decanter and conforming stopper, the body cut in flutes, ovals and pillars. The decanter features a polychrome and gilt enamelled bunch of grapes, leaves and tendrils, and a white banner with the words "Fil en Quatre" - a slang term for eau-de-vie. Condition: one or two small nicks to high points; some surface age and use wear; minor interior residue; nothing further found; indented and polished pontil. Circa 1900, French. Article measured in centimetres and rounded to the nearest quarter inch. Height 33cm/13in, diameter 8.5cm/3.35in.