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Pitcher

Classification: 
Date: 
mid 19th Century
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 6 x 4 1/2 in. ( 17.8 x 15.2 x 11.4 cm )
Description: 
Green blown non-lead glass pitcher with "lily-pad" decoration; spherical body with tall cylindrical neck with flared and tooled rim pulled out to form spout, trailed thread around neck, second gather of glass tooled up into five tall peaks and five short wave-like peaks, applied handle with curled end, and applied pedestal foot with pontil mark on underside.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number: 
1952.207
Gallery Label: 
The unusual wear, large foot, fussy tooling, and weight suggest this may be a later piece or a twenthieth-century reproduction.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
26517
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Jug

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 6 x 5 in. ( 17.8 x 15.2 x 12.7 cm )
Description: 
Amber blown non-lead glass jug with so-called "lily-pad" decoration; spherical form with short cylindrical neck with tooled finish and applied handle, with second gather of glass tooled up into seven peaks; applied disc foot with pincered edge and pontil mark.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number: 
1952.200
Gallery Label: 
Decoration consisting of a gather around the base of the vessel, which has been drawn upward in four or more projections with rounded ends. Lily-pad decoration was introduced to America by German glassworkers. It became popular in New England, New York, and New Jersey in the second quarter of the nineteenth century. This piece is probably a late example of lily-pad glass, though there is also the possibility that it might be a reproduction crafted for the collector's market.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
26512
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cream jug

Classification: 
Date: 
1825-1840
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 5/8 in. ( 11.4 x 11.4 x 6.7 cm )
Description: 
Blue, lead glass cream jug blown in a three-part mold of geometric design (McKearin GI-29); barrel-shaped body with sloping shoulders, wide neck, and flared rim pulled out to form spout; body molded with vertical ribs between horizontal rings; base molded with starburst (Diamond Type III) with pontil mark.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number: 
1952.175
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
25894
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Show jar with cover

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1875
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 x 6 in. ( 38.1 x 15.2 cm )
Description: 
Colorless and cobalt blue blown lead glass apothecary show jar with cover; cylindrical form with two applied blue bands with flat base with pontil mark; domed cover with applied blue rim and applied finial-shaped knob.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
INV.11855ab
Gallery Label: 
A circa 1875 catalogue showing the glassware produced by Bakewell, Pears & Co. includes a nearly identical show jar.
Provenance: 
Collection of M. Holden, 1920.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1875
eMuseum Object ID: 
25822
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Show jar with cover

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1875
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 x 6 in. ( 38.1 x 15.2 cm )
Description: 
Colorless and cobalt blue blown lead glass apothecary show jar with cover; cylindrical form with two applied blue bands with flat base with pontil mark; domed cover with applied blue rim and applied finial-shaped knob.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
INV.11856ab
Gallery Label: 
A circa 1875 catalogue showing the glassware produced by Bakewell, Pears & Co. includes a nearly identical show jar.
Provenance: 
Collection of M. Holden, 1920.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1875
eMuseum Object ID: 
25818
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cream jug

Classification: 
Date: 
1835-1865
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/4 x 5 x 3 1/4 in. ( 12.1 x 12.7 x 8.3 cm )
Description: 
Blue blown glass cream or milk jug with "lily-pad" decoration; spherical body with tall cylindrical neck with flared and tooled rim pulled out to form spout, second gather of glass tooled up into six peaks, applied handle with curled end, and applied disc foot with pincered edges and blow pipe mark on underside.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number: 
1952.159
Gallery Label: 
Decoration consisting of a gather around the base of the vessel, which has been drawn upward in four or more projections with rounded ends. Lily-pad decoration was introduced to America by German glassworkers. It became popular in New England, New York, and New Jersey in the second quarter of the 19th century. This jug is possibly by the same maker as 1952.186.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
25688
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Sugar bowl with cover

Classification: 
Date: 
possibly 1835-1860, possibly 1920-1950
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 x 6 x 4 1/4 in. ( 15.2 x 15.2 x 10.8 cm )
Description: 
Light green blown non-lead glass sugar bowl with cover with "lily-pad" decoration; bulbous body with rounded shoulders curved in below gallaried rim with second gather of glass tooled up into four tall and four short peeks, with two applied handles with curled ends; domed cover with folded-under edge and ball-knop.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number: 
1952.201ab
Gallery Label: 
The bubbles and frit in the glass, possible chill marks on base, and weak handles suggest this might be a twentieth-century reproduction.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1950
eMuseum Object ID: 
25647
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Footed dish

Classification: 
Date: 
1835-1880
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 4 in. ( 10.2 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Aquamarine blown non-lead glass bowl of standard with "lily-pad" decoration; deep hemispherical bowl with down-turned rim and second gather of glass applied and tooled up into five wave-like peeks, joined by baluster stem to disc foot with pontil mark on underside.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number: 
1952.205
Gallery Label: 
The glass that was used to make this bowl was also employed in the manufacture of windows because the brilliant, deep aquamarine color would not have been noticeable in thinly blown sheets of window glass. The applied decoration on the pitcher resembles lily pads. This type of ornament, which is unknown on earlier European glasses, is considered to be an American innovation. Because glassmakers moved frequently, it is often impossible to determine precisely where such tablewares were produced. The pitcher may have been made as a gift for the family or a close friend of the glassmaker. Until recently, glassworkers in America and Europe were permitted to use factory glass to fashion objects on their own time at no cost. These "end-of-day" creations are some of the most fanciful objects made in American glasshouses. The lack of wear on the base of this piece suggests that it may be a twentieth-century reproduction.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1880
eMuseum Object ID: 
25646
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Vase

Classification: 
Date: 
Possibly 1835-1860, probably 1920-1950
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 3 3/4 in. ( 17.8 x 9.5 cm )
Description: 
Blue blown glass vase with "lily-pad" decoration; spherical body with tall cylindrical neck flared at rim with folded-over edge, second gather of glass at base tooled up into seven peeks, trailed thread of glass around neck; applied disc foot with pincered edge and blow pipe mark on underside.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number: 
1952.158
Gallery Label: 
Most similar vases are aquamarine or brown and made from bottle or window glass. This rare blue example probably came from a bottle factory. The style of applied decoration, which is called “lily pad” by collectors, was employed only in glasshouses in New Jersey, New York, and New England, although it had some predecessors in continental Europe. Because these objects were made after-hours by the glassblowers, never as production pieces, each of them is unique and therefore highly collectible. It is seldom possible to attribute them to particular glassblowers or even to specific glasshouses. The thiness of the trailed decoration, the regularity of the tooling of the second gather of glass, and style of crimping suggest that this may be a twentieth-century reproduction.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1950
eMuseum Object ID: 
25554
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Vase

Classification: 
Date: 
1865-1885
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 6 x 4 in. ( 19 x 15.2 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Aquamarine blown non-lead glass vase with two handles with lily-pad decoration; spherical body with tall flared neck with second gather of glass tooled up into five peeks, with two applied handles with curled ends and an applied disc foot with pincered edge and pontil mark.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number: 
1952.208
Gallery Label: 
Lily-pad decoration was introduced to America by German glassworkers. It became popular in New England, New York, and New Jersey in the second quarter of the 19th century. The weight and Victorian form suggest that this piece dates later in the nineteenth century.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1885
eMuseum Object ID: 
25549
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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