Decanter and Stopper in "Pierce" Pattern

Object Name: 
Decanter and Stopper in "Pierce" Pattern

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Object Name: 
Decanter and Stopper in "Pierce" Pattern
Accession Number: 
(a,b) H: 36.1 cm; (a) H: 29.8 cm, D(max): 8 cm; (b) H: 9.4 cm
On Display
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; blown, engraved, cut. (a) Tall, club-like shape; faceted rim; tall, tapered neck, panel-cut; sides engraved with a version of the Great Seal of the United States, an eagle with upraised wings above a shield containing stars and bars, against a ribbon inscribed "E PLURIBUS/UNUM"; band of grapes and leaves on the reverse; panel-cut on the lower part of the sides; star-cut, polished, flat base. (b) Hollow, tapered shape, top cut with four concave facets, coming together in a point, sides engraved with a continuous vine of grapes and leaves; facet-cut neck; polished, tapered shank; scratched "7" on bottom.
Pattern Name: 
Bradley, Philip H., Source
Dining at the White House: two centuries of Presidential tableware
Corning Museum of Glass 1989-04-19 through 1989-10-15
Smithsonian Institution