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Covered Sugar Bowl

A work made of blown glass.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of blown glass.

Date:

1835/55

Artist:

Artist unknown
American, 19th century
Mid-Atlantic or New England

About this artwork

Hand-blown by a skilled glassworker who was familiar with the ornamental potential of fine, colorless glassware, this piece is unusual in its use of unrefined bright green glass, which was typically employed to make liquor bottles, pharmaceutical vials, and other utilitarian wares. The work is both elegantly proportioned and cleverly conceived; the swirled gadrooning on the body echoes that on the cover, and when the cover is inverted, it echoes the shape of the bowl.

On View

Arts of the Americas, Gallery 172

Artist

Artist unknown

Title

Covered Sugar Bowl

Origin

Middle Atlantic

Date

c. 1835–1855

Medium

Blown glass

Dimensions

21.4 × 10.8 cm (8 7/16 × 4 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Quinn E. and Robert O. Delaney Fund

Reference Number

2001.478

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