Decanter

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Object Name: 
Decanter
Accession Number: 
55.4.44
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 27.9 cm; (a) Decanter H: 23.8 cm; Body Diam (max): 15.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1813-1816
Primary Description: 
Decanter. Clear glass with slight greyish tinge; wear marks at base; free blown, tooled and engraved; globular body (capacity: a little over two quarts) with concave base having rough pontil marks and tapering towards almost cylindrical neck with flanged lip or rim; stopper (not original stopper) of pressed glass with mushroom finial; three angular collars applied to neck; on the body the naval engagement between the "Hornet" and the "Peacock" in the War of 1812, lower part of body engraved to imitate water: two boats bring survivors from the sinking British to the victorious American ship; on the other side: "THE HORNET AND PEACOCK" above two leaf sprays enclosing the initials "J.L.".
Department: 
Provenance: 
Leaugeay, Ihmsen, Former Collection
Phillips, P. Leaugeay, Former Collection
Phillips, Dr. J. L., Former Collection
Stevenson, Mrs. L. P., Former Collection
McKearin Antiques, Source
1955-11-12
Category: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
THE HORNET AND PEACOCK; J. L.
inscription
Engraved body
Masterpieces of American Glass
Venue(s)
Museum of Applied Arts 1990-07-27 through 1990-09-02
State Hermitage Museum 1990-09-15 through 1990-10-21
Museum of the State Institute of Glass 1990-11-02 through 1991-01-04
Glassmaking: America's First Industry
Venue(s)
Strong Museum 1990-04-17 through 1990-04-29
 
American Antiques and Collectibles (2001) illustrated, p. 274; BIB# 76353
Masterpieces of American Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 17, 92, pl. 20; BIB# 33046
A Catalogue of American Antiques (1990) illustrated, p. 102; BIB# 69239
Glassmaking: America's First Industry (1976) illustrated, frontispiece; BIB# 28025
Pittsburgh Glass, 1797-1891 (1976) illustrated, p. 168; BIB# 19272