This glass decanter is likely part of a thirteen-bottle set George Washington 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. More

Date

1750-1815


Geography


Material/Technique

Glass


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 9 3/8 in. x 4 3/8 in. x 2 7/8 in. (23.81 cm x 11.11 cm x 7.3 cm)


Credit

Purchase, 1950


Object Number

W-1591/B


Colors


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