Wine Decanter or Jug

Object Name: 
Wine Decanter or Jug

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Object Name: 
Wine Decanter or Jug
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
50.3.40
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 21 cm; Overall (with stopper) H: 26.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
probably 1890-1899
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Wine Decanter or Jug. Thick, colorless non-lead glass; free-blown, acid-engraved, enameled and gilded. Cylindrical sheared neck with tiny pinched lip, chestnut shaped body with ground and polished base; applied loop handle; elaborate acid-engraved overall relief diaper decoration, smooth flat design and mat background -- on neck and lower part of body, the chief motif, on a Chinese-like diaper, Cross of Lorraine within ring; on upper body, slender gilt- outlined white enameled scrolls, with vein of gray dots, forming four cartouche-like areas: front, gilt and enameled thistle and leaves on curlicue diaper; back, gilt and red enamel "Cross of Lorraine" on Greek key diaper; one side, a gilt and enameled coat of arms on basket-weave diaper; other side, gilt fleur de lis, at center top of stylized eagle motif on coil diaper; on handle small 5-petal flowers widely spaced on rough background; gilt in narrow bands on neck and lip. Lozenge stopper with same "Cross of Lorraine" diaper as on neck.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Source
1950-08-10