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1993.590 (RS32619)

Description

Miniature hand blown, pitcher with applied c-shaped handle. Vertical ribbing at base with pressed diaper and starburst decorations alternating around body. Wide pouring lip and flared rim.

Details

Label
"Cherished Possessions": These miniatures were almost certainly made by the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company of Sandwich, Massachusetts. However, it is also possible they were made by another company. Glass companies were flagrant copiers. As soon as one company succeeded with a product, others rushed to produce the same.<br/> The Boston & Sandwich Glass Company made virtually all types of glasswares-window glass, pharmaceutical glass, glass vials, lamps of all sorts, and glass tableware. The company was enormously successful, employing at one time close to 200 men and exporting wares not only all over the country but to the West and East Indies and to South America as well.
Maker
Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. (Maker)
Date
1825-1840
Material
blown glass
glass (material)
Object type
Food Service T&E
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Sandwich (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
blown glass
diaper patterns
glass (material)
Pitcher
pitchers (vessels)
Dimensions
2 1/8 x 2 3/8 x 1 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1993.590
Credit Line
Bequest of Eleanor Fayerweather
GUSN
174509

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