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Decanter or bar bottle (one of a set of three)

Northeastern United States



6-5/8 in x 4-3/4 in (dia)


Colorless glass

Credit Line

Historic Odessa Foundation, The David Wilson Mansion, Inc.

Accession Number



Ex coll. Mrs. E. Tatnall (Mary Corbit) Warner


The three decanters in this set were not made with stoppers.  Decanters as a form were occasionally made without stoppers, especially in the early 18th century.  Later examples were sometimes called bar bottles, referencing their intended use for alcohol but not for longer-termed storage, which required a stopper of some sort.  These have wide-rimmed mouths, which allow them to be grasped securely, and they are a bit broader in diameter than most stoppered decanters.  The blown decanters have ten cut facets around the neck and base.  The bottoms have polished pontils.

1971.810.2 was photographed.