Salt

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Object Name: 
Salt
Accession Number: 
68.4.253
Dimensions: 
H: 5.1 cm, L: 7.6 cm, W: 5.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1825-1830
Primary Description: 
Colorless, lead glass; pressed. Rectangular shape; rim with alternating scallops and points; each corner with bamboo column; sides and ends ribbed; one side with bust of Washington in an oval medallion; other with bust of man in an oval medallion, inscribed above: "LAFAYETTE"; one end with acorn; other with flower; rectangular base with grape leaf and cluster of grapes.
Provenance: 
High, Mrs. Harry S., Former Collection
Esterly, Louise S., Source
Color: 
Technique: 
The Story of American Pressed Glass of the Lacy Period, 1825-1850
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1954-06-21 through 1954-09-15
American and European Pressed Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1981) illustrated, p. 180, #682; BIB# 30457
The Story of American Pressed Glass of the Lacy Period 1825-1850 (1954) illustrated, pp. 151-152, #799, pl. xxiii; BIB# 27822