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Compote

1942.1967.1 (RS32768)

Description

This lidded spherical compote is made of colorless flint glass pressed in a mold. The lid is topped with a deeply notched ball knop. The body rests on a ribbed stem that terminates in a circular foot also decorated with a set of oval impressions. Both lid and body are decorated with repeating oval patterns that resemble thumbprints, giving this style its name. The style was meant to approximate expensive cut glass.

Details

Maker
Bakewell, Pears & Co.. (Manufacturer)
Date
1844-1882
date range of manufacturer's operation
Location of origin
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Associated Building
Original to Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House (Gloucester, Mass.).
Material
glass (material)
pressing
Object type
Food Service T&E
Places
Pennsylvania (United States)
Pittsburgh (Allegheny county, Pennsylvania)
Descriptive terms
COMPOTE
compotes
Glass
glass (material)
Pressed
pressing
Dimensions
19 (H), 10.125 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1942.1967.1
Credit Line
Gift of Constance McCann Betts, Helena Woolworth Guest and Frasier W. McCann
GUSN
61436

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