Pickle jar

A work made of mold-blown glass.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of mold-blown glass.

Date:

1850/70

Artist:

Possibly Bulltown Glass Works
American, 1845–1860 or
Crowleytown Glass Works
American, 1850–1870
New Jersey

About this artwork

From about 1830 to 1860, design elements found in the Gothic cathedrals of Northern Europe—especially pointed arched windows with ornamental stonework—were adapted for use in the country house architecture and furnishings of members of America’s elite. The popularity of the Gothic Revival style extended to the design of humble wares, among them this pickle jar. With Gothic-style arches on each side, the jar is evidence of the interest of the middle class in a high style of the period.

On View

American Art, Gallery 227

Artist

Bulltown Glass Works

Title

Pickle jar

Origin

Crowleytown

Date

1850–1870

Medium

Mold-blown glass

Dimensions

28.5 × 8.6 × 8.6 cm (11 3/16 × 3 3/8 × 3 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of William B. McIlvaine Jr. in memory of his mother Marian Fenno McIlvaine

Reference Number

1988.437.11

Extended information about this artwork

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