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Decanters with stoppers (pair)

Object Number: 
1953.460ab
Date: 
1830-1860
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
each: 12 3/4 x 5 in.
Description: 
Pair of colorless lead glass decanters 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: 
These decanters could either be pressure-molded (which would mean they were made in France, 1825-1855), or mold-blown (which would mean they were 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