Bowl

Bowl
Title
Bowl
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Arthur H. Merritt
Object Number 
1961.408
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group