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Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Glass, pewter
  • Place Made: Netherlands
  • DATES ca. 1730
    DIMENSIONS 9 x 4 3/8 x 3 1/2 in. (22.9 x 11.1 x 8.9 cm)
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2008.20.3
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Wunsch Foundation, Inc.
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Blown lightly tinted etched glass decanter with pewter mounts; flattened round body and elongated narrow spouted neck, covered with a shaped pewter hinged lid and thumb piece, attached to the applied plain glass 'S' shaped handle. The pewter cover is engraved with the initials 'TK', made up of a 'K' below a line topped with two triangles at each end to form a 'T' and is 'touch marked' on the underside with the initials "PAOB" or 'PROB" above the initials "MS" within foliate 'S' scrolls; the thumb piece is molded in the form of a palmette leaf motif. The glass body is etched all over with scrolling foliate decoration surrounding four etched circular medallions on each side of the body; each medallion depicts a building with three towers topped with flying flags. The glass raised folded foot is mounted with a pewter ring. Condition: Good; some scratches to the glass body, the pewter mounts are visibly tarnished and dented, with remnants of old polish, the mounts are also loose.
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