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Compote

A work made of pressed lead glass.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of pressed lead glass.

Date:

1830/45

Artist:

Boston and Sandwich Glass Company
Sandwich, Massachusetts, 1825–1888

About this artwork

Known as the “princess feather” pattern, the design of this dish illustrates the ornate effects that can be achieved by pressing glass into a mold. In the mid-19th century, the German porcelain manufacturer Meissen produced a line of porcelain with similar decoration of naturalistic fruits and flowers. The porcelain was inspired by the archival collection of American pressed glass amassed by the firm.

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Artist

Boston and Sandwich Glass Company (Manufacturer)

Title

Compote

Origin

Massachusetts

Date

c. 1830–1845

Medium

Pressed lead glass

Dimensions

15.9 × 26.8 × 22.5 cm (6 1/4 × 10 9/16 × 8 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Arthur Heun

Reference Number

1933.1323

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