A decanter such as this was created to serve as a centerpiece or presentation piece; it articulated the skill of the maker over functionality with its difficult-to-use bellow shape. Made by John Liddell for Mt. Washington Glass Works, this decanter has an unusual topper despite probably never actually being used to store liquid. The glass decorations added to the sides recall the features of an actual pair of fire bellows: they emulate the row of tacks that joined the wood boards and the leather sides. The same size as bellows used in late 19th-century households, this is one of the largest known bellows bottles still in existence.