Mt. Washington and Pairpoint: Decorated Peachblow Footed Vase

Decorated Peachblow Footed Vase by Mt. Washington Glass Company

Mt. Washington Glass Company
United States, New Bedford, MA
Lead glass, enamel, gilding; blown, applied, enameled
Overall H: 16.4 cm, W: 12 cm

Peachblow glass, another Art Glass, was made contemporaneously with Burmese glass, though it had a different chemical composition and color. Peachblow glass is named after the “Morgan Vase,” a Chinese Peach Blow porcelain vase that sold at auction for $18,000 in 1886, creating a sensation. Glass and porcelain companies hurried to produce pieces with similar shaded color.

Gift of Barbara Olsen in memory of Fellow, John K. Olsen.