Claret Decanter with Stopper

Object Name: 
Claret Decanter with Stopper

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Object Name: 
Claret Decanter with Stopper
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 37.5 cm; (a) Decanter H: 29.6 cm, L (with handle): 15 cm, Foot Diam: 10.8 cm; (b) Stopper H: 14.2 cm, Diam (max): 5.1 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of M. H. Riviere
Primary Description: 
Claret Decanter with Stopper. Colorless lead glass; blown, cut and engraved. Conical body with flat shoulders and narrow neck ending in pouring lip, handle attached (lower end first) opposite 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; "16" scratched on base; handle also paneled and engraved with flowers; 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, "9" scratched on end.
Brady, James Buchanan, Former Collection
Riviere, Marilynn Himes, Source
Scratched (a) bottom of foot
Scratched (b) bottom of shank
(a) lip
Liquid Refreshment: 2000 Years of Drinks and Drinking Glasses
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, right; 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