Sugar Bowl with Lid

Object Name: 
Sugar Bowl with Lid

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Object Name: 
Sugar Bowl with Lid
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 20.1 cm, Diam (max): 12.4 cm; (a) Foot Diam: 9.8 cm
On Display
about 1837-1842
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the assistance of The Karl and Anna Koepke Endowment Fund
Web Description: 
This sugar bowl is shaped like an inverted acorn and is a rare example of early American cut glass. Single-colored glass formulas were combined with broad-flute cutting for a brief period of time in the late 1830s and early 1840s. Glassmakers then turned to the cheaper technology, pressing, to achieve the same decorative shape.
Simmonds, Ian, Source
Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates, Former Collection
Primary Description: 
Sugar Bowl with Lid. Emerald green glass; blown, cut. Sugar bowl with lid, shaped in the form of an acorn. Bright yellowish-green glass; blown and cut in eight broad flutes curved to the shape of bowl and lid. Plain stem and foot.
Acquisitions (2016) illustrated, p. 12 #6; BIB# AI101418
Corning Museum Adds Major Works of Glass, Library Collections (2016) illustrated, p. 315 (#6, bottom right); BIB# AI102876
Acquisitions (2015) illustrated, p. 16 (bottom); BIB# AI101025
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2015 (2015) illustrated, p. 7 (right); BIB# 706294