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Compote

A work made of pressed glass.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of pressed glass.

Date:

1835/50

Artist:

Attributed to Boston and Sandwich Glass Company
American, 1825–88
Sandwich, Massachusetts

About this artwork

The patterns on this rare compote—a peacock-feather border with a scrolled-eye center—were two of the most important and popular early-19th-century American patterns produced. For Americans, such pressed designs were less expensive and more accessible alternatives to the cut glass produced in Great Britain and Continental Europe.

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Arts of the Americas

Artist

Boston and Sandwich Glass Company (Manufacturer)

Title

Compote

Origin

Boston

Date

c. 1835–1850

Medium

Pressed glass

Dimensions

11.4 × 22.9 cm (4 1/2 × 9 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of the Antiquarian Society through Mrs. Philip K. Wrigley

Reference Number

1971.2

Extended information about this artwork

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