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This glass decanter is similar in design to a set of bottles George Washington is believed to have used to store his personal supply of liquors during the Revolutionary War. Its double walled body served the practical purpose of protecting the bottles from breakage during travel, while the wheel-engraved decoration speaks to the decanter's use as an object for entertaining.

See also cases and case bottles, W-187/1-6, A-K, and W-188/A-G and W-1591/A-F.
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Date

1750-1799


Geography


Material/Technique

Glass


Dimensions

Overall: 8 15/16 in. x 4 3/16 in. x 3 1/8 in. (22.7 cm x 10.64 cm x 7.94 cm)


Credit

Gift of Mrs. Henry Norris Platt, Vice Regent for Pennsylvania, in memory of her mother Mrs. Jefferson Randolph Anderson and her grandmother Mrs. Joseph John Wilder former Vice Regents for Georgia,1959


Object Number

M-2275/B


Colors


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