Boot

Object Number: 
1953.569
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.
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).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Clarence G. Michalis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group