Pocket bottle

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

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  • A work made of pattern-molded blown glass.

Date:

1769/74

Artist:

American Flint Glass Manufactory
American, 1764–1774
Henry William Stiegel (b. Germany, 1729–1785)
Manheim, Pennsylvania

About this artwork

This pocket bottle, with its continental shape, molded decoration, and high-quality colored glass, exemplifies the combined German and English influences within Henry William Stiegel’s American Flint Glass factory. During the colonial period, there were few American-born glassmakers. Stiegel’s glass house employed exclusively German immigrants until 1769 when Stiegel hired five English workers. The Germans had been trained in making window glass and common wares of blown green bottle glass, while the English workers were brought on to produce luxury table wares in clear and colored glass.

On View

American Art, Gallery 227

Artist

American Flint Glass Manufactory

Title

Pocket bottle

Origin

Manheim

Date

1769–1774

Medium

Pattern-molded blown glass

Dimensions

12.1 × 8.9 × 6.4 cm (4 3/4 × 3 1/2 × 2 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gifts of James H. Donnelley, Marshall Field, Mrs. Henry K. Gardner, Village Associates of the Woman's Board, American Art Purchase Fund

Reference Number

1979.18

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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