Italian Cut Crystal Decanter
Offer your finest pour in this spectacular Italian Cut Crystal Decanter with gorgeous ground glass stopper. A Venetian glass masterpiece reflecting centuries of once secret mouthblown artistry, the crisp undulations and colorful hand-painted swirls of this Cut Crystal Decanter are elegantly evocative of sails on the Venetian lagoon. Display this statuesque beauty on your buffet, bar or étagère. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity. Item contains 24% lead. 12"h.; 32 oz.
The unrivaled masters of artistry and innovation, Venetian glass artisans have plied their craft for more than 700 years. This magnificent Italian Cut Crystal Decanter recalls the many examples of historic and contemporary Venetian and Murano glass in the extraordinary glass collections of our National Museum of American History. Why is Italian glass curated in our American History Museum? European glass—especially Venetian and Murano glass—was often brought back by American tourists as gifts and mementoes of their Italian sojourn.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.
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