Decanter with Stopper

Object Name: 
Decanter with Stopper

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Object Name: 
Decanter with Stopper
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 30.7 cm, Diam (max): 12.3 cm
Not on Display
Web Description: 
This cut glass decanter was probably made at the Union Glass Works in Philadelphia between 1826 and 1842. The manufacturer produced tableware of good quality, but relatively little is known about it because there are no catalogs from that period and the firm was not in business for very long. However, the Museum owns several well-documented pieces that came to us through descendants of the makers, and this decanter has a very distinctive cut stopper identical to that of one of those objects.
Simmonds, Ian, Source
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless glass with slight yellowish tint; blown, tooled, applied, cut, ground and polished. Panel-cut decoration overall with three collars around the neck all increasing in size to the panel-cut shoulder and body. Panel-cut stopper topped with a cut, crown-like finial.
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2007 (2008) illustrated, p. 49; BIB# AI90242
Recent Acquisitions (2008) illustrated, p. 11 (top right); BIB# AI101005