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Bottle or decanter

Object Number: 
1965.771e
Date: 
1750-1800
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 3 in. ( 16.5 x 8.9 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Colorless blown nonlead glass bottle (or decanter); rectangular body (eight-sided) with rounded shoulders with ridge formed by second gather; conical neck with lip; low push-up; pontil mark on bottom; polychrome enamel-painted decoration consisting of floral motifs on one side and bird within medallion on other side.
Gallery Label: 
While wares with this enameled decoration were long thought by collectors and scholars to be the product of Henry Steigel's Manheim Glass Works, there is no evidence that any of these enameled wares were made in America. Their exact function is unknown. (See Publications)
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair (Jennie H. Sinclair)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group