Flower Trough/Centerpiece Set

Object Name: 
Flower Trough/Centerpiece Set

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Object Name: 
Flower Trough/Centerpiece Set
Accession Number: 
2005.4.194
Dimensions: 
Overall (a) H: 12.6 cm, L: 29.8 cm, D: 5.2 cm; Overall (b) H: 5.3 cm, L: 30.6, D: 16 cm; Overall (c) H: 5.3 cm, L: 30.6 cm, D: 16 cm; Overall (d) H: 5.2 cm, L: 21.8 cm, D: 5.3 cm; Overall (e) H: 5.2 cm, L: 21.7 cm, D: 5.3 cm; Overall (f) H: 5.2 cm, W: 5.4 cm, D: 5.4 cm; Overall (g) H: 5.2 cm, W: 5.3 cm, D: 5.3 cm; Overall (h) H: 5.2 cm, W: 5.3 cm, D: 5.3 cm; Overall (i) H: 5.1 cm, W: 5.4 cm, D: 5.4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1878-1900
Web Description: 
This set, made in the 1870s and 1880s, consists of nine separate pieces which were meant to be arranged on the dinner table to hold flowers and candles. Depending on the length of the table, the pieces could be close together or farther apart, and more or fewer pieces could be set out. Because the pieces were pressed, they were relatively inexpensive. Sets like these were made by The Tyne Flint Glass Works in South Shields in northern England and also by the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company in Sandwich, MA and the Mt. Washington Glass Company in New Bedford, MA.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Green Valley Auction, Source
2005-05-11
Technique: 
Material: 
Primary Description: 
Flower Trough/Centerpiece Set. Opaque white non-lead glass; pressed. Series of two rectangular, two curved and four square pieces as well as one stepped one, all with vertically ribbed sides, fluted edge, base pattern of circular dots and protruding feet.
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2005 (2006) illustrated, pp. 14, 55; BIB# AI90241
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2005 (2006) illustrated, pp. 14, 55; BIB# AI90241
Recent Acquisitions (2006) illustrated, p. 11; BIB# AI69872