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Cut crystal & silver hoggett decanter

Place: Edinburgh
Product ID DECA037
Weight Silver bowl 293g (9.4 troy ozs)
Height 320mm (12½”)

Hamilton & Inches, silversmiths to Queen Elizabeth II, have created this sterling silver and cut crystal hoggett (or hoggit) decanter consisting of a sterling silver bowl and a "Grasmere" pattern cut crystal body and stopper. The hoggett is a very particular decanter design most often observed when serving vintage port, but often used with other port styles.


Etiquette suggests the port should never be allowed to stop in front of anyone except the host. Guests are handed the decanter, pour themselves a glass, and the spherical shape means they have no option but to pass the port down the table to the left until it reaches its silver stand - in front of the host. Unable to "hog it" guests are saved from the ultimate faux pas in port bad manners!


Any recipient would be delighted to receive this silver and crystal decanter as a birthday, anniversary or retirement gift and the silver bowl can be personalised with engraving.

THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING YOUR INTEREST IN OUR Cut crystal & silver hoggett decanter

We look forward to your visit to the Langfords store. Here's where you can find us:

Vaults 8 & 10
London Silver Vaults
53-64 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1QS


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