Toy Jug

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1825-1840

GUSN

GUSN-174509

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

Descriptive Terms

pitchers (vessels)
blown glass
glass (material)
diaper patterns
Pitcher

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.
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)

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

2 1/8 x 2 3/8 x 1 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Eleanor Fayerweather

Accession Number

1993.590

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Sandwich (Barnstable county, Massachusetts)