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Compote on Stand

A work made of pressed lead glass.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of pressed lead glass.




Boston and Sandwich Glass Company
American, 1825–1888
Sandwich, Massachusetts

About this artwork

This type of flared openwork bowl was popular in the United States in the 1830s; it imitates both French porcelain compotes that were exported to America and those made in Philadelphia at the Tucker Porcelain Works. Most likely made to hold fruit, this bold, lavish object—a very early example of American pressed glass—would have served as a dynamic centerpiece on a table or sideboard.


On View, Gallery 173


Arts of the Americas


Boston and Sandwich Glass Company (Maker)


Compote on Stand


Sandwich (Object made in)

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c. 1845–1860


Pressed lead glass


21.3 × 21 cm (8 3/8 × 8 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Mrs. Eric Oldberg Fund

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