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Claret Glass

A work made of blown glass.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of blown glass.


c. 1824–40


Attributed to Jersey Glass Company
American, 1824–62
Jersey City, New Jersey

About this artwork

This unusually colored glass was perhaps part of a set belonging to the family of George Dummer, who founded the Jersey Glass Company. Alternatively, it is also possible that this glass is European, likely Danish. The United States continued to import a great deal of European glass throughout the 19th century. In fact, the Dummers started out as resellers of imported glass, and it is conceivable that they continued to sell European glass alongside wares of their own manufacture.


On View, Gallery 172


Arts of the Americas


Jersey Glass Company (Manufacturer)


Claret Glass


New Jersey (Object made in)

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c. 1824–1840


Blown glass


10.2 × 5.7 × 6.4 cm (4 × 2 1/4 × 2 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by Charles C. Haffner III

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