Bowl

Object Number: 
1961.408
Date: 
Probably 1820-1840
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/8 x 5 in. ( 6 x 12.7 cm )
Description: 
Pale blue patterned-molded glass bowl; flared shape with sheared infolded rim, vertical ribbing around base, slight push-up, and pontil mark.
Gallery Label: 
This object resembles certain bowls ("patty pans") manufactured in the early nineteenth century. However, the uneven shape, unusual color (which may suggest a Midwestern origin), and the large numbers of bubbles in the glass do raise questions about its authenticity.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Arthur H. Merritt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group