Glass decanter

Good evening.

I have aquired an

odd looking glass decanter. On the base is the makers mark of a whale. Any ideas as to the maker?

regards Andy


  • Thanks for posting this. I sure would like to see a picture of this marke you mention on the base.

  • Morning.

    The makers mark. Looks like a whale.

    cheers Andy

  • Thanks for posting the additional photo.

    Yours is a Pittsburgh area pillar molded decanter from the mid 19th century. It is great to see it retains its original matching stopper. The center of the base shows a typical ground pontil mark - remnants of the pontil scar are still visible and are forming what you see as a whale-shaped figure.

    Pillar molded glass in clear is not rare but it is an iconic form American and Pittsburg PA area design.

  • Good morning Chris

    Thankyou very much for the information.

    cheers Andy

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