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lidded decanter
  • Lebanon
  • lidded decanter, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Lebanon
  • brass, turquoise?, coral?
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 26 x 7.5 x 18.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 10 1/4 x 2 15/16 x 7 1/4 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3036

The tall and narrow pouring vessel has a globular bottom. It has a round foot, a tall curving spout from the base and a handle that arches from the hinged lid to the globular bottom. The belly is decorated with four blue stones and two orange set into a medallion-like raised metal decoration. The tall skinny neck has an orange stone and a medallion on either side and a blue one on either side near the rim. The domed lid has a pair of blue stones and medallions along with a finial at the top. The spout has a blue stone and medallion on either side. The handle is undecorated.