Sugar Bowl

A work made of glass.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of glass.

Date:

1820/35

Artist:

Attributed to Bakewell, Page & Bakewell
American, 1813–32
Pittsburgh

About this artwork

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

American Art, Gallery 172

Artist

Bakewell's Glass Works

Title

Sugar Bowl

Origin

Pittsburgh

Date

1820–1835

Medium

Glass

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Vance American Arts Fund

Reference Number

2013.70

Extended information about this artwork

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