Decanter and Stopper

Object Name: 
Decanter and Stopper

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Object Name: 
Decanter and Stopper
Accession Number: 
88.4.15
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 38.4 cm; (a) Decanter H: 29.5 cm, D (shoulder): 12.5 cm, Foot Diam: 10.5 cm; (b) Stopper H: 14.9 cm, Diam (max): 5.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1893-1900
Credit Line: 
Gift of M. H. Riviere
Primary Description: 
Decanter and Stopper. Colorless lead glass; blown, cut and engraved. Conical body with flat shoulders and narrow neck ending in double pouring lip. Inside of neck ground and polished for stopper; neck and shoulder cut into six flat panels; body into ten flat panels; polished engraving of urn and flowers on upper panels and of dolphins, a fountain and scrolls on lower panels; applied flattened spherical knop with cut circles around it at base of body; applied circular foot; floral design repeated on ten panels on upper surface of foot; lower surface of foot entirely ground and polished; "14" scratched on base. Stopper has lantern shaped knop cut in ten panels and engraved with flowers with a flattened sphere below decorated with cut circles; shank is ground and polished, "8" scratched on end.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Brady, James Buchanan, Former Collection
1917
Riviere, Marilynn Himes, Source
1988-05-11
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
14
inscription
Scratched (a) base
8
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Scratched (b) bottom of shank
8
inscription
(a) lip
Liquid Refreshment: 2000 Years of Drinks and Drinking Glasses
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1993-04-24 through 1994-12-31
The American Cut Glass Industry: T. G. Hawkes and His Competitors (1996) illustrated, p. 280, #11-52, left; BIB# 36646
Diamond Jim Brady's Glassware (1989-10) illustrated, pp. 1, 6-7; BIB# AI23328
Recent Important Acquisitions, 31 (1989) illustrated, p. 109, #24; BIB# AI23357
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1988 (1989) illustrated, pp. 6, 21; BIB# AI96381