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Compote

A work made of pressed glass.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of pressed glass.

Date:

1835/50

Artist:

Attributed to Boston and Sandwich Glass Company
American, 1825–88
Sandwich, Massachusetts

About this artwork

The patterns on this rare compote—a peacock-feather border with a scrolled-eye center—were two of the most important and popular early-19th-century American patterns produced. For Americans, such pressed designs were less expensive and more accessible alternatives to the cut glass produced in Great Britain and Continental Europe.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Boston and Sandwich Glass Company (Manufacturer)

Title

Compote

Place

Boston (Object made in)

Date

c. 1835–1850

Medium

Pressed glass

Dimensions

11.4 × 22.9 cm (4 1/2 × 9 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of the Antiquarian Society through Mrs. Philip K. Wrigley

Reference Number

1971.2

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