Boot

Boot
Title
Boot
Date 
ca. 1876
Medium 
Glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. ( 10.8 x 10.8 x 5.7 cm )
Description 
Colorless frosted pressed lead glass boot with heel; pressed decoration consists of side buttons with a scalloped edge.
Credit Line 
Gift of Clarence G. Michalis
Object Number 
1953.569
Gallery Label 
Glass boots like this one were made around the time of the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, and were almost certainly meant to be flower holders (see publications).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group