2 Decanters

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Object Name: 
2 Decanters
Accession Number: 
71.4.77
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Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1830-1842
Web Description: 
The pattern on this decanter is called “strawberry-diamond and fan” because the cross-hatched cut pattern on the diamonds evokes the pattern of seeds on a strawberry. This was a very common pattern in English and American cut glass. Variations of common cuts, such as the fan motif, can be seen in other objects on this shelf.
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Provenance: 
Albany Institute of History and Art, Source
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Technique: 
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; blown and cut. Globular shape with long neck having flat rim and three applied neck rings; cut pattern of strawberry diamonds and fans around body; applied foot with cut star underneath. Stopper, hollow spherical shape with cut strawberry diamonds and fans.
The Coopererative Venture of the Union Glass Works, Kennsington, Pennsylvania, 1826-1842 (1997) illustrated, p. 112, fig. 15;