Claret Decanter in "Twin City" Pattern

Object Name: 
Claret Decanter in "Twin City" Pattern

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Object Name: 
Claret Decanter in "Twin City" Pattern
Accession Number: 
96.4.51 A
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 27.5 cm, L: 17.1 cm, Diam: 13.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1887-1895
Primary Description: 
Claret Decanter in "Twin City" Pattern. Colorless lead glass, sterling silver; blown, cut, polished, silver-mounted. Pear-shaped body with silver collar, pouring spout and domed hinged cover having a shell-shaped thumb piece; collar engraved with an old English script "S", and a hallmark consisting of a G and an anchor and the word "STERLING" above handle. Body of decanter is cut and polished in two sets of curving ribs with one horizontal row of diamonds separating them; handle applied opposite pouring lip and cut in diamonds, cut sunburst on base.
Department: 
Pattern Name: 
Twin City
Provenance: 
Springhill Antiques & Cut Glass, Source
1996-04-30
Category: 
Color: 
Inscription: 
S
inscription
Engraved collar, on side
G Sterling
inscription
silver, above handle with symbols (anchor, etc.)
Fire and Vine: The Story of Glass and Wine
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2021-07-03 through 2022-12-31
Explore the many ways glass touches wine as it travels from the grape to your goblet in Fire and Vine: The Story of Glass and Wine. The entwined histories of glass and wine extend back thousands of years, from lavish feasts of ancient Rome, to the polite society of Britain in the 1700s, to formal dinner parties of post-war America, to an essential experience within our contemporary food culture. The strength, impermeability, and versatility of glass has played an important role in every step of wine’s journey, from the production, distribution, sale, and ultimately the enjoyment of this intoxicating beverage. During your visit, you’ll see a rare 2,000-year-old fragment of cameo glass depicting a grape harvest, a still-sealed bottle of wine found in a shipwreck off the coast of England, and an exceptional 400-year-old document describing an “almost unbreakable glass jar” that could prevent wine from spoiling. A focal point of the exhibition will be a dense display of dozens of wine glasses from around the world, representing many styles and tastes, fit for a variety of occasions. You will be able to envision the stories behind the glasses—and imagine yourself partaking from this delicate stemware that’s been part of countless life moments. In the exhibition, you'll also explore how the story of glass and wine has particular relevance in the Finger Lakes of New York State, which has been a nexus for both the glass and wine industries for more than 150 years. Independent, entrepreneurial winemakers and glass artists have found a mutual home in this region, building on historical tradition with new creative energy that makes Corning and the Finger Lakes an international hub for the entwined industries of fire and vine.
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1996 (1997) illustrated, p. 12, p. 44; BIB# AI95179