Burmese Caster, 1885-1895

Summary

Art Glass is ornamental and decorative glass dating from the mid-to-late 19th century through the early 20th century. Makers of Art Glass employed newly-developed technologies for producing vibrant colors and surface textures. This is most famously seen in the iridescent surfaces of Louis Comfort Tiffany and his contemporaries, although Art Glass took many shapes and forms.

Art Glass is ornamental and decorative glass dating from the mid-to-late 19th century through the early 20th century. Makers of Art Glass employed newly-developed technologies for producing vibrant colors and surface textures. This is most famously seen in the iridescent surfaces of Louis Comfort Tiffany and his contemporaries, although Art Glass took many shapes and forms.

Artifact

Caster (Vessel)

Date Made

1885-1895

 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Davidson-Gerson Gallery of Glass

Object ID

79.68.73

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Marjorie Seybold.

Material

Glass (Material)
Silver (Metal)
White Metal
Glass (Material)

Technique

Electroplating

Color

Opacity

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.75 in

Height: 4.25 in

Weight: 8.7 oz

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