Decanter with Stopper

Object Name: 
Decanter with Stopper

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Object Name: 
Decanter with Stopper
Accession Number: 
96.4.191
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 31 cm, Diam: 9.6 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1850-1855
Web Description: 
The attribution to the Brooklyn Flint Glass Company is based on the resemblance of this decanter to a claret decanter exhibited by the Brooklyn firm at the London Crystal Palace Exhibition of 1851. The decanter shown in the 1851 catalog has a handle and a cut ring between shoulder and neck, but is otherwise identical. No similar pattern has turned up anywhere else.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Overstreet, H. W., Source
1996-10-23
Category: 
Color: 
Technique: 
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; blown, cut. Bell-shaped body, long neck tapering slightly at top, everted rim cut and polished flat, neck is cut in flat vertical panels, body is cut into a series of vertical grooves, base is cut in a series of grooves matching those on body and meeting at center so than entire base is like a multi-petaled flower. Large piece of potstone in the base and smaller one in neck; (b) hollow conical stopper is cut with an air-trap in the center and cut into similar vertical grooves, shank is ground and polished as is the inside of the neck.
The Corning Museum of Glass: A Decade of Glass Collecting 1990-1999 (2000) illustrated, pp. 50-51, #71; BIB# 65446
Recent Important Acquisitions, 39 (1997) illustrated, pp. 168-169, #24; BIB# AI5243
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1996 (1997) illustrated, p. 19; BIB# AI95179