American Decorative Arts

Decanter with Stopper

ca. 1950

Blown amethyst soda-lime glass

decanter with stopper: 25 3/4 × 5 3/4 in. (65.41 × 14.61 cm)
decanter: 19 3/8 × 5 3/4 in. (49.21 × 14.61 cm)
stopper: 7 3/4 × 1 7/8 in. (19.69 × 4.76 cm)
Gift of Patricia E. Kane, Ph.D. 1987, and W. Scott Braznell, Art.A. 1967, in memory of Cecilia and Andrew S. Braznell II
Manufactured in Empoli, Italy
Owned in Manhattan Beach, California, United States
20th century
Containers - Glass

This decanter was purchased by Cecilia and Andrew Sumner Braznell II about 1954 for use in an open-plan ranch house designed by DeLoss McGraw and built in Manhattan Beach, California, in 1952. The Braznells bought the house in 1953 or 1954 and it was razed in 1997. Andrew Braznell was the father of the donor.


“Acquisitions 2000,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2001): 152–53.

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