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Decanter with stopper

Object Number: 
1953.460b
Date: 
1830-1860
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 3/4 x 5 in. ( 32.4 x 12.7 cm )
Description: 
Colorless lead glass decanter blown in a mold (possibly pressure molded); cylindrical neck with rounded lip, ring at shoulders, conical body heavily molded with rounded pillars that separate six drapes, with pillars extending onto base with possible ground pontil mark in center; cork stoppers painted black with yellow and gold vine and grapes.
Gallery Label: 
This decanter could either be pressure-molded (which would mean it was made in France, 1825-1855), or it is mold-blown (which would mean it was made in England or America, 1840-1870). See publications.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Clarence G. Michalis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group