This stoppered decanter is made in the Grace Pattern by The Model Flint Glass Co of Albany, Indiana. It was produced c 1900-1902. This may be the only piece in this pattern. At this time, many of the glass companies produced containers for foods as well as the decorative table wares. This is likely a decanter or cruet designed to hold oil or vinegar. The decorative piece could move from the store shelf to the table and could be used again when empty. The large heavy decanter stands 10 inches tall with the stopper in place. The decanter is a squared shape with notched panels on all four sides with a simple stylized flower on each panel. There are notched edges to the panels and a series of notches down the neck of the decanter. The stopper is also notched and carries the small flower on each side. There are no chips or cracks present. The base of the decanter measures 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches. The glass is clear and bright. There is a rough gather on the base. While the stopper fits securely into the neck, the stopper has a large piece chipped from the bottom. In spite of this, the seal is tight and this does not interfere with either the fit of the stopper or any display qualities.
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