Double glass bowl

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Object Name: 
Double glass bowl
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 9.8 cm, Diam: 22.7 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Kathryn K. Porter
Web Description: 
This patent covers the process of combining the colorless and opaque white layers. Very few examples exist today. It probably was not a commercial success.
Innes, Lowell (d. 1986), Former Collection
W. M. Schwind Jr. Antiques, Source
Porter, Kathryn K., Source
"B P & Co" on base
Primary Description: 
Fiery opalescent and colorless non-lead glasses; pressed. Hemispherical shape of colorless glass flaring at fire-polished rim; lower surface has an outer layer of opalescent glass with a pressed design of vertical flutes similar to the gadrooning commonly found on silver; circular foot is also of this opalescent glass "B P & Co PATD SEP 29TH 1874" embossed on base.
Pressed Glass, 1825-1925
Corning Museum of Glass 1983-04 through 1983-10
St. Louis Art Museum 1983-12-01 through 1984-03-01
Suntory Museum of Art 1984-07-17 through 1984-09-02
Portland Museum of Art 1984-11-01 through 1985-12-31
Cincinnati Art Museum 1985-04-13 through 1985-05-26
Recent Important Acquisitions, 29 (1987) illustrated, p. 123, #31; BIB# AI19055
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1986 (1987) illustrated, pp. 6, 10; BIB# AI96383
Two important glass auctions (1986-05-03) Lot #3; BIB# 13023
Pressed Glass 1825-1925 (1983) 48 p.; BIB# 30792
Pittsburgh Glass, 1797-1891 (1976) illustrated, p. 414 (fig. 464); BIB# 19272