Perfume Decanter with Stopper

Object Name: 
Perfume Decanter with Stopper

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Object Name: 
Perfume Decanter with Stopper
Accession Number: 
73.4.25 B
Dimensions: 
(Aab,Bab) H: 24.5 cm; (Aa,Ba) H: 18 cm; (Aa) diam (max) 9.4 cm; (Ba) diam (max): 9.6 cm; (Cab) H: 9.5 cm; Ca) H: 5.1 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1850-1860
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Marion Pike
Web Description: 
This set was blown by John H. Leighton, son of Thomas Leighton, for his older daughter, Mary May. It was decorated in the company’s shops.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Pike, Marion, Source
Category: 
Primary Description: 
Ruby over colorless, lead glasses; blown, cased, cut, gilt. (a) Perfume decanter: bulbous body with tall slender neck; gilt bands; cut with two rows of eight opposing arches through gold ruby to clear; cut trefoils and quatrefoils between arches; gilt swags and ornaments around body; octagonal base with ground and polished pontil mark. (b) Inverted pear-shaped, cut through ruby to clear in four vertical panels, showing elongated air bubble inside; gilt decoration around body; ground neck.