Bar Decanter
Date ca. 1850
Dimensions Overall: 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm) Overall, Rim: 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm) Base: 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
Medium Blown glass
Credit Line Gift of Kathryn K. Porter
Description Bar decanter of blown thick colorless glass. With eight deeply protruding molded pillars. Topped with a stripe of bright blue. So, called hotel, bar, and riverboat glass. With a large, heavy ring at the shoulder. Heavy bar lip. Polished pontil. Broken rib end & chipped blue rim mid-point.
Published References_McKee Victorian Glass_, (Dover Publications, 1981), pg. 27, 1859/60 Catalog-Called "Pressed Quart R & R Pillar $9.33 per doz".
Innes, _Pittsburgh Glass_, pp. 193-201.
Bourne, Catalog of ELSHOLZ COLLECTION, Vol. I, sale 12/19/86, #606, almost identical.
ANTIQUES MAGAZINE, June 1967, pg. 747, fig. 8, #c.
Object Label Unknown American Bar Decanter, ca. 1850 Blown glass Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA Gift of Kathryn K. Porter 86.324
Object Number 86.324