Liquor Barrel

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Object Name: 
Liquor Barrel
Accession Number: 
85.2.5
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 49.6 cm, W: 20.6 cm, L: 21.9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1760-1765
Primary Description: 
Transparent dark blue lead glass; blown, cut, assembled. a) Bulbous barrel; panel-cut central section with cut grooves toward ends; concave ends, one with short rounded circular spout ground for spigot; short cylindrical neck at top; small hole; mounted in hoops held with screws and attached to U-shaped bar with circular pad at center and cylindrical sleeve mounted on circular tilting joint with turned moldings on the side attached to spreading turned base with long projecting rod with squared end with threaded hole underneath. (b) Cup-shaped top mounted on heavy knopped stem and large spreading foot; cup top with cut undulating border with undulating sides forming 4 double cusps; sides with cut bisected ovals arcs and triangles; stem formed of heavy cylindrical segment above annulated knop, central band with cut flat oval facets, heavy cylindrical segment below; domed and terraced foot. c) Figure of nude child in gilt bronze with long hair holding open book in left hand, palm frond in right with loose length of fabric over lap.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Delomosne & Son Limited, Former Collection
Category: 
The Decanter: An Illustrated History of Glass from 1650 (2004) illustrated, p. 189, pl. 263 (right); BIB# 67221
What the Museum Acquires and Why (Winter '85) (1985) p. 2;