Decanter with stopper

Object Number: 
1926.27ab
Date: 
1840-1870
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 x 3 in. ( 30.5 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Yellow blown and cut lead glass decanter; tapered neck with flared rim, sloping shoulders, and tapered 10-sided body all panel-cut with flat bottom; hexagonal stopper with flat top.
Gallery Label: 

This decanter with stopper is an example of uranium glass, or glass colored with uranium oxide, to which the earliest reference appears to date from 1817. Uranium glass was made popular by Josef Riedel in and after 1834.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Isabella Vache Cox
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group