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Bottle or decanter

Bottle or decanter
Bottle or decanter
Bottle or decanter
Title
Bottle or decanter
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; 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.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair (Jennie H. Sinclair)
Object Number 
1965.771e
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)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group