Claret Decanter in "Crystal City" or "Wedding Ring" Pattern

Object Name: 
Claret Decanter in "Crystal City" or "Wedding Ring" Pattern

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Object Name: 
Claret Decanter in "Crystal City" or "Wedding Ring" Pattern
Accession Number: 
2004.4.14
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 39.9 cm, W: 16.3 cm, D: 13.4 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1892
Web Description: 
John Hoare (born Ireland, 1822–1896), who was granted a patent for this design in 1891, called it the “Crystal City” pattern. The pattern features interlocking circles often associated with weddings, so it is sometimes called “Wedding Ring.” The curvature of the smooth, undecorated rings was extremely difficult to achieve, but creates a brilliant optical effect.
Department: 
Pattern Name: 
Crystal City
Provenance: 
From the Cutter's Wheel, Source
2004-02-23
Category: 
Color: 
Inscription: 
Sterling 2
Inscription
Pressed Underside of lid near hinge.
G / 2 S836 / STERLING
Inscription
silver base with Symbols (Lion and Anchor)
STERLING 2
Inscription
Stamped On back of lower collar near handle.
STERLING S836 A2 / G
Inscription
Stamped On back of neck collar under handle. with Symbols (Lion and Anchor)
Primary Description: 
Claret Decanter in "Crystal City" or "Wedding Ring" Pattern. Colorless glass; blown, tooled, cut, polished; sterling silver, engraved and repousse'd. Cut glass body in the crystal city pattern with silver neck, spout, lid, handle and foot. The silver is engraved with an intricate flower pattern.
Glorious Glass (2012-05) illustrated, p. 32-33; BIB# AI98749
Recent Important Acquisitions, 47 (2005) illustrated, pp. 230-231, #36; BIB# AI66969