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    • 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)  (show scale)
    • Collections:Decorative Arts
    • Museum Location: This item is not on view
    • Accession Number: 2008.20.3
    • Credit Line: Gift of Wunsch Foundation, Inc.
    • Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
    • Caption: Decanter, ca. 1730. Glass, pewter, 9 x 4 3/8 x 3 1/2 in. (22.9 x 11.1 x 8.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Wunsch Foundation, Inc., 2008.20.3. Creative Commons-BY
    • Image: overall, 2008.20.3_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
    • 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.
    • Record Completeness: Good (72%)
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