Toothpick holder

Classification: 
Date: 
1860-1890
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 4 x 3 in. ( 6.4 x 10.2 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Colorless blown glass hat with hand-tooled brim with applied brown edge, molded crown, and pontil mark on base.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Clarence G. Michalis
Object Number: 
1953.485
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1890
eMuseum Object ID: 
1441
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Candlestick

Classification: 
Date: 
1820-1860
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 7/8 x 4 in. ( 20 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Cobalt blown glass candlestick; socket and standard are a single blown piece; socket has flaring rim decending to tooled annular knop above plain knop; holow, cylindrical standard with collars above and below mounted on pair of knops; solid, circular stepped base.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair (Jennie H. Sinclair)
Object Number: 
1965.881b
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1860
eMuseum Object ID: 
1439
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Hat

Classification: 
Date: 
1870-1900
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 3 in. ( 6.4 x 8.3 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Blue pressed glass hat with all-over raised diamond pattern.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Clarence G. Michalis
Object Number: 
1953.541
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
1438
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Boot: high-heeled

Classification: 
Date: 
1880-1910
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 x 3 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 12.7 x 9.5 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Amber pressed lead glass high-heeled boot mounted on platform; pressed pattern consists of circles and lattice work, side buttons, and scalloped rim.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Clarence G. Michalis
Object Number: 
1953.640
Marks: 
molded: in reverse beneath base: "PAT. APPLIED FOR" ; "BOUQUET HOLbER[sic]"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1910
eMuseum Object ID: 
1437
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Candlestick: dolphin, blue

Classification: 
Date: 
1845-1865
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 1/2 x 3 5/8 x 3 5/8 in. ( 26.7 x 9.2 x 9.2 cm )
Description: 
Blue pressed lead glass candlestick with dolphin standard; hexagonal petal socket and baluster stem with six petals at bottom; stem joined by wafer to dolphin standard mounted on square plinth.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair (Jennie H. Sinclair)
Object Number: 
1965.899b
Gallery Label: 
Due to the popularity of dolphin candlesticks, glass houses began to manufacture them in a variety of colors and with a range of different bases and sockets. Dolphin lamps and dishes were also produced. Because of their popularity among modern collectors, they have also been produced in the twentieth century.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
1400
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Candlestick

Classification: 
Date: 
1900-1950
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 1/4 x 4 3/4 x 4 1/4 in. ( 26 x 12.1 x 10.8 cm )
Description: 
Blue pressed lead glass candlestick; hexagonal socket with circular rim on tapered hexagonal standard on hexagonal pedestal base; some iridescence on base.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair (Jennie H. Sinclair)
Object Number: 
1965.872b
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1950
eMuseum Object ID: 
1399
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Miniature Smelling Bottle: Spiral Bottom

Classification: 
Date: 
1780-1820
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. ( 9.5 x 4.4 x 3.5 cm )
Description: 
Colorless blown non-lead glass smelling bottle (or pungent); cylindrical wound body (seahorse shape) with applied multiple trailed thread decoration (colorless) crimped into parallel notches, with crimped end; straight finish with fire-polished lip; pontil mark on side.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair (Jennie H. Sinclair)
Object Number: 
1965.761g
Gallery Label: 

The main purpose of smelling bottles, or pungents, was to mask unpleasant odors, and thus they usually held smelling salts. They were first stoppered by corks and eventually by screw caps. The capacity of these bottles ranges from fractions of a dram to a little over an ounce. Decorative details include quilling (as side trim), embedded spirals, and occasionally engraving.

This bottle, and others like it, are known to have been made as early as 1763 in Great Britain, where they were advertised as "seahorses," referring to their curved shape. Between 1769 and 1774, Stiegel's American Flint Glass Company in Manheim, Pennsylvania, sold smelling bottles as simply "twisted smelling bottles." Then, beginning in 1826, the New England Glass Works began making this type of object, calling them "dolphins," while the Boston and Sandwich Glass Works advertised their "dolphin tail pungents." Other American glassworks were making similar forms of these popular bottles during the nineteenth century.

Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1820
eMuseum Object ID: 
1397
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Candlestick

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1865
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/4 x 4 in. ( 19.7 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Blue pressed lead glass candlestick with hexagonal baluster stem and socket; stem joined by wafer to hollow hexagonal trumpet-shaped base with blade knop and vertical section bounded by collars.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number: 
1942.568a
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1865
eMuseum Object ID: 
1396
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Candlestick: dark blue

Classification: 
Date: 
1840-1860
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 3/8 x 4 1/2 in. ( 23.8 x 11.4 cm )
Description: 
Blue lead glass candlestick pressed in single mold; hexagonal socket, hollow baluster standard, and hollow, trumpet-shaped base.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair (Jennie H. Sinclair)
Object Number: 
1965.884a
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1860
eMuseum Object ID: 
1395
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Candlestick

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 x 4 1/2 in. ( 22.9 x 11.4 cm )
Description: 
Dark green pressed lead glass candlestick; faceted socket on faceted baluster standard on faceted domed base with scalloped rim.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number: 
1952.227a
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
1394
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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