Casket, 1830-1840

Summary

This mold-made, pressed glass box was intended to hold a middle class lady's jewelry. It was made in the lacy glass technique, in which decoration covers the entire surface of the mold, and is raised against a background of small dots, to create a stippled appearance on the surface. The dots catch any ambient light, making the surface shimmer.

This mold-made, pressed glass box was intended to hold a middle class lady's jewelry. It was made in the lacy glass technique, in which decoration covers the entire surface of the mold, and is raised against a background of small dots, to create a stippled appearance on the surface. The dots catch any ambient light, making the surface shimmer.

Artifact

Casket (Personal gear)

Date Made

1830-1840

Creators

Boston and Sandwich Glass Company 

Place of Creation

United States, Massachusetts, Sandwich 

Creator Notes

Attributed to Boston and Sandwich Glass Company, Sandwich, Massachusetts.

 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Davidson-Gerson Gallery of Glass

Object ID

00.3.580

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Glass (Material)
Pressed glass

Dimensions

Height: 6 in

Width: 4.5 in

Length: 7 in

Weight: 3.25 lb

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