ITEM 6200. FREEBLOWN OR DIP MOLDED
DECANTER, deep orange amber, cylindrical, pontil scar, 10 ¼"H,
sheared and tooled mouth with pour spout, a mint bottle with
the expected usage wear. American, probably blown at a Midwestern
Glass House, 1820-1840, extremely rare. Ex. Darl Fifer Collection.
This highly unusual table decanter or serving bottle is to our
knowledge unique. The bottle was formerly included in a noted
collection of Midwestern Glass where it was catalogued as having
been made at Zanesville. The bottle's glass color and texture
are consistent with that of documented Zanesville objects and
thus we have no reason to question that attribution. The neck
is slightly offset to facilitate pouring and having actually
"used" the decanter in the past I can assure the buyer
that does its job admirably. Good overall wear indicates that
the piece was a regular fixture on a 19th century table.