Decanter

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

Geography:
Made in England, Europe
Probably made in Newcastle, Europe

Date:
c. 1770

Medium:
Lead-crystal glass with painted enamel decoration

Dimensions:
9 5/16 x 4 1/4 inches (23.7 x 10.8 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1953-29-35a,b

Credit Line:
The George H. Lorimer Collection, 1953

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Label:
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.