This is an unusual amber glass wine decanter encased in highly decorative Greek motif metal. The metal is, most likely, pewter. The handle is styled as a winged female nymph in the configuration of a mermaid. On one side of the base is a relief of the wine god, Bacchus. The other side has a relief of the wife of Dionysus, Ariadne. The upper part has two Latin inscriptions. One means, "In wine there is truth," and the other means, "Drink wine." The vessel holds 64 ounces and appears never to have been used. No chips or cracks to the glass. There appears to be small soldering at the base of the lid. The piece weighs 5 lbs. A great piece for the house wine pour in a Greek restaurant.