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Sugar Bowl

A work made of glass.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of glass.




Attributed to Bakewell, Page & Bakewell (American, 1813–32)

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Several characteristics of this sugar bowl—the distinctive floral decoration, molded panels, and pear shape—position it within an important group of early Pittsburgh glass that has been traditionally attributed to the Bakewell factory, a Pittsburgh firm known for high-quality flint glass that competed with English and French imports. As an alternative to French-style glass, Bakewell made objects like this sugar bowl with floral engraved decoration (here, a daisy and three-leaf pattern) combined with hand-pressed bases as more affordable complements to its line of luxurious presentation glass.


On View, Gallery 172


Arts of the Americas


Bakewell's Glass Works


Sugar Bowl


Pittsburgh (Object made in)

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c. 1820–1835




19.1 × 11.1 × 11.4 cm (7 1/2 × 4 3/8 × 4 1/2 in.)

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Vance American Arts Fund

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