Covered Sugar Bowl

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Object Name: 
Covered Sugar Bowl
Accession Number: 
2005.4.191
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 31.5 cm, Diam (max): 13.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1850-1870
Web Description: 
Objects in this style are usually attributed to the Pittsburgh area, where several of them have been documented. both are unique pieces that were made by a blower on his own time in order to show off his skills. They are particularly fine examples of the artisan's craftsmanship.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Glass Art Center Inc., Source
Category: 
Primary Description: 
Sugar Bowl. Colorless, red, white and blue non-lead glass; blown, cased, tooled, applied, cut. Blown of opaque white glass with applied and marvered decoration of red and blue trailings, cased in colorless glass, applied tooled rings of colorless glass and applied capstan stem and circular foot of colorless glass, rough pontil mark. Cover blown of opaque white glass and decorated to match with applied colorless knob, cut in 6 vertical facets and ending in a point.
The Fragile Art: Extraordinary Objects from The Corning Museum of Glass
Venue(s)
Park Avenue Armory 2009-01-23 through 2009-02-01
The 55th Annual Winter Antiques Show
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2005 (2006) illustrated, p. 13, left; BIB# AI90241