Decanter with Stopper

Object Name: 
Decanter with Stopper

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Object Name: 
Decanter with Stopper
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 21.9 cm, Diam: 11 cm
On Display
about 1820-1830
Credit Line: 
Gift in memory of The Craft Family
Primary Description: 
Decanter with Stopper. Colorless lead glass; blown, mold-blown, engraved; pressed. (a) Ovoid body; tall, cylindrical neck with flared, flat rim; two trailed milled double neck rings; sloping shoulders and rounded sides; engraved heraldic eagle on the side, with barred shield on its breast, a band between the wings inscribed "LIBERTY", with stars below, around the eagle's head and neck; arrows held in one foot, a stylized branch in the other; sprays of foliage at the sides; on the reverse, an arched band with hatched arcs on both sides, inscribed "AMERICAN INDEPENDANCE" on the band; foliate sprigs below; the lower part of the sides patterned with a band of vertical ribbing; concave base with faint radial ribbing; rough pontil mark. (b) Flattened, circular shape, mounted vertically on its rim; molded radial ribbing on both sides, encircling concave centers; short, straight stem; tapered, rough-ground shank; clean break at the end. Stopper does not fit in bottle.
Thorneycraft family, Former Collection
Anonymous Source