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Object Name: Decanter with stopper
Date: 1825-1844
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Medium: Glass
Dimensions: Overall: 11 x 5 in. ( 27.9 x 12.7 cm )
Place made, possibly: Philadelphia
Description: Colorless blown and cut lead glass decanter; bulbous form with sloping shoulders cut with wide flutes at base and shoulders, with band of alternating circular blaze and strawberry diamonds with fan; tapered neck with three applied rings and flanged lip, and flat base with polished pontil mark; cut stopper with faceted ball on tapered stem with ground plug (not original to decanter).
Credit Line: Bequest of Weber Hill Arkenburgh
Object Number: 1948.287ab
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The cut decoration is standard for an American piece and is similar to decoration on a sugar bowl and lamp in the Toledo Museum, and mug in the Corning Museum that are attributed to the Union Flint Glass Works (see publications).

Bibliography:

The Toledo Museum of Art and Kenneth M. Wilson. American Glass: 1760-1930. Vol. 2. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1994.