Decanter or bar bottle (one of a set of three)
Northeastern United States
6-5/8 in x 4-3/4 in (dia)
Historic Odessa Foundation, The David Wilson Mansion, Inc.
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.