Davidson-Gerson Gallery of Glass

Explore over 300 years of American glass from its origins to the present day.

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Highlights

Sugar Bowl, 1844-1865

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Artifact

Sugar bowl

Date Made

1844-1865

Object ID

59.28.45

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Davidson-Gerson Gallery of Glass

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Dish, 1830-1840

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Artifact

Dish (Vessel)

Date Made

1830-1840

Object ID

00.3.7591

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Davidson-Gerson Gallery of Glass

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thehenryford.org

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Compote, circa 1830

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Artifact

Compote

Date Made

circa 1830

Summary

Compotes are all-purpose serving dishes. These usually footed bowls -- with or without lids or covers -- held special desserts, fruits, candies or sauces, jellies and other foods. Blown or pressed glass compotes provided a culinary presentation method suitable to 19th-century middle-class households.

Object ID

65.40.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Davidson-Gerson Gallery of Glass

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thehenryford.org

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Beaker, circa 1880

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Artifact

Beaker (Drinking vessel)

Date Made

circa 1880

Object ID

74.126.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Davidson-Gerson Gallery of Glass

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thehenryford.org

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Peachblow Vases, 1885-1888

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Artifact

Vase

Date Made

1885-1888

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.

Object ID

30.218.8

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Davidson-Gerson Gallery of Glass

Get more details in Digital Collections at:

thehenryford.org

What is The Henry Ford?

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Aurene Vase, circa 1920

  Details
Artifact

Vase

Date Made

circa 1920

Object ID

54.22.6

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Davidson-Gerson Gallery of Glass

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thehenryford.org

What is The Henry Ford?

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Sugar and Creamer Set, 1925-1935

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Sugar and Creamer Set, 1925-1935

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Artifact

Sugar and creamer set

Date Made

1925-1935

Creators

Unknown 

Place of Creation

United States 

Object ID

84.31.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Davidson-Gerson Gallery of Glass

Get more details in Digital Collections at:

thehenryford.org

Sugar and Creamer Set, 1925-1935

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Christmas Tree Ornament, 1939-1943

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Christmas Tree Ornament, 1939-1943

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Artifact

Christmas tree ornament

Date Made

1939-1943

Object ID

2004.87.17

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of family of Joseph & Helen (Szczepaniak) Lyk.

 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Davidson-Gerson Gallery of Glass

Get more details in Digital Collections at:

thehenryford.org

Christmas Tree Ornament, 1939-1943

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What is The Henry Ford?

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"Black Eyed Susan Tea Pot" by Kari Russell-Pool, 2001

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"Black Eyed Susan Tea Pot" by Kari Russell-Pool, 2001

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Artifact

Sculpture (Visual work)

Date Made

2001

Object ID

2017.2.59

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Bruce and Ann Bachmann.

 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Davidson-Gerson Gallery of Glass

Get more details in Digital Collections at:

thehenryford.org

"Black Eyed Susan Tea Pot" by Kari Russell-Pool, 2001

View in our Collectionson thehenryford.org 

What is The Henry Ford?

The national attraction for discovering your ingenuity while exploring America’s spirit of innovation. There is always much to see and do at The Henry Ford.

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Communal Drinking Vessel

Early 19th-century glass blowers made this drinking vessel after work for their own use.  

Lantern with Pressed Glass Panes

This lantern is a unique survival of lacy pressed glass in its original context.  

Presentation Champagne Glasses

Set made for Boston and Sandwich founder and proprietor, Deming Jarves, by his workers.  

Merry-Go-Round Tumblers

Hostess sets, popular in the 1950s, featured multi-colored or whimsical images.  

Plaque of Thomas Edison

Commemorative from the Light's Golden Jubilee Dinner for the opening of the Edison Institute in 1929.  

Segmented Form

Harvey Littleton shifted glass making from technical innovation to art.