Probably Boston and Sandwich Glass Company / Wine urn / 1869-1880Probably Boston and Sandwich Glass Company
Wine urn

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Creator Name: Boston & Sandwich Glass Co., Massachusetts
Creator Qualifier: Probably
Creator Dates/Places: 1825-1888
Creator Name-CRT: Probably Boston and Sandwich Glass Company
Title: Wine urn
Title Type: Object name
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Creation Start Date: 1869
Creation End Date: 1880
Creation Date: 1869-1880
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Glass, pressed pattern
Materials and Techniques: Pressed glass
Dimensions: 20 7/8 in. H. (53.0 cm H.)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 46.140.767 a,b
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Emily Winthrop Miles, 1946

Because the mold for such an ambitious piece as this one would have been very costly, this urn was probably one of the most expensive pressed-glass articles of its time. It is decorated in a pattern called 'magnet and grape' by collectors. The patent information on the spigot indicates that this piece was manufactured after 1869, although the pattern may date from around 1850. The design motif reflects Victorian delight in ornament appropriate to the object; here, a bunch of grapes for a wine urn.

AMICA ID: MMA_.46.140.767a,b
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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