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.
- Bulltown Glass Works
- Pickle jar
- c. 1850–1870
- Mold-blown glass
- 28.5 × 8.6 × 8.6 cm (11 3/16 × 3 3/8 × 3 3/8 in.)
- Gift of William B. McIlvaine Jr. in memory of his mother Marian Fenno McIlvaine