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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.




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, Gallery 172


Arts of the Americas


Artist unknown


Covered Sugar Bowl


Middle Atlantic (Object Possibly made in)

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c. 1835–1855


Blown glass


21.4 × 10.8 cm (8 7/16 × 4 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Quinn E. and Robert O. Delaney Fund

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