Footed Bowl with Engraved Decoration

Object Name: 
Footed Bowl with Engraved Decoration

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Object Name: 
Footed Bowl with Engraved Decoration
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 16.2 cm, Diam (max): 24.7 cm
On Display
about 1815-1840
Web Description: 
As settlers moved west to the Alleghenies, they created a new market for glassware. But because glass was difficult to ship overland, many had to do without it in their windows and on their tables until the glass industry itself moved west. Pittsburgh was an ideal location for manufacturing because of its river transportation to the entire western frontier and because of its nearby coal deposits as a ready source of fuel. For many years, Benjamin Bakewell operated the largest glass factory in Pittsburgh. It was noted for its fine tableware. In 1817, when President Monroe wanted cut glass for the White House, he ordered it from Bakewell’s. Although that factory is known to have made engraved glass in the early 19th century, relatively few such pieces can be attributed to it. One of them is this footed bowl.
Pearce, Clark, Source
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; mold-blown, copper-wheel engraved. Shallow hemispherical bowl with out-folded top rim, engraved with a three leaf and daisy pattern around sides, twelve molded panels in base of bowl, applied funnel foot with under folded rim, rough pontil mark on base of bowl.
The Fragile Art: Extraordinary Objects from The Corning Museum of Glass
Park Avenue Armory 2009-01-23 through 2009-02-01
The 55th Annual Winter Antiques Show
Glass: A Short History (Smithsonian Books edition) (2012) illustrated, p. 92; BIB# 130360
Glass: A Short History (The British Museum edition) (2012) illustrated, p. 92, upper; BIB# 135965
Collecting Earlier American Glass (2010-04) illustrated, p. 44; BIB# AI79439
Glassmaking, America's First Industry (2009-01) illustrated, p. 239, Fig. 3; BIB# AI77121
Early Nineteenth-Century American Blown Flint Glass. A Beginners Guide to Connoisseurship (2003) illustrated, p. 181;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 37 (1995) illustrated, pp. 106-107, #22; BIB# AI36371
The Corning Museum of Glass, Curators' Choice (1995) illustrated, #14; BIB# 36655
Pittsburgh Glass, 1797-1891 (1976) illustrated, p. 158 (fig. 122); BIB# 19272