Decorated with a portrait of Benjamin FranklinMade in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Made by Bakewell and Company, Pittsburgh, 1808 - 1882. Portrait by Christian Gobrecht, American, 1785 - 1844.
Free-blown lead glass with cut decoration and sulphide portrait
1977-232-1Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Trump, 1977
LabelThis decanter represents the highly ornamental luxury wares produced by Bakewell, Page and Bakewell in the 1820s. Considered a giant of American industry, the firm was committed to fostering the country’s manufacturing and intent on proving that products from the United States could equal or surpass fashionable European goods in quality and style. The company’s patriotism, reflected in the medallion of Benjamin Franklin embedded in this decanter, paralleled the nation’s rekindled interest in commemorating the Revolutionary War.
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