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Decanter with stopper

Object Number: 
2006.4.2ab
Date: 
ca. 1905
Medium: 
Crystal with silver mounts
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 5 1/4 x 4 5/8 in. ( 20.3 x 13.3 x 11.7 cm )
Description: 
Crystal jug-type decanter and stopper in silver and 18 k gold mounts. Decanter mounts has base of octagonal silver frieze decorated with 18 k gold lettering "1855/May 29/1905" and framed with 18 k gold base-band. Decanter mount extends from frieze to neck in form of naturalistic openwork basket of trailing foliage accented with 18 k gold woodbine leaves and branches. Cap of stopper is mounted in silver with 18 k gold accents.
Gallery Label: 
This silver and 18K gold tray and decanter belonged to Frank Vincent Burton (1855-1922) and depict his Hudson River estate Woodbine, completed in 1905. A prominent New York merchant, Burton was a participant in the legendary 1903 Billings dinner, where guests dined on horseback at Louis Sherry's celebrated Fifth Avenue restaurant.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Leila Eliott Burton Hadley Luce
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group