ITEM SP71. BLOWN THREE-MOLD DECANTER,
(McK# GII-28), light to medium sea green, square with beveled
edges, pontil scar, pint, flared mouth, cracked. Blown at the
Keene Marlboro Street Glass Works, Keene, NH, 1820-1840, scarce.
Ex. Roland Sallada Collection and pictured on Plate 5 in "Keene
and Stoddard Glass" by Pappas and Lane.
Though it's surprisingly hard-to find, this decanter is definitely
cracked but that still does not keep me from cataloguing it as
the most aesthetically pleasing example of its type that I have
seen. Noticeably out of square and more richly colored than most,
this beauty is also distinguished by its wider than normal neck
and delicately flared mouth. Unlike most, the piece was never
ground for a stopper and as noted it is THE example pictured
in the Lane and Pappas book.