Painted decoration attributed to a member of the Beilby family, Newcastle, England, active c. 1761 - c. 1778

Made in England, Europe
Probably made in Newcastle, Europe

c. 1770

Lead-crystal glass with painted enamel decoration

Overall (without stopper): 9 5/16 × 4 1/16 inches (23.7 × 10.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 114, American Art, first floor, Case 19, English and Irish Glass

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
The George H. Lorimer Collection, 1953

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It was the fashion in eighteenth-century England to label decanters with their intended contents, either by hanging an engraved silver plate from a chain around the neck or by engraving or painting the label on the decanter itself. "Port" appears on this decanter.

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