Caster

Object Number: 
1946.77
Date: 
1850-1870
Medium: 
Glass, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/4 x 2 in. ( 13.3 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Colorless lead glass caster blown in a three-part mold; hexagonal neck with sloping shoulders, lobed body, and straight-sided base; pierced metal cap.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession record, this caster was presented to Phoebe Willis Penfold (1793-1875) by Liet. W.S. Lovell on board a vessel that brought explorer Dr. Elisha Kent Kane back from the Arctic. Dr. Kane made two trips to the Arctic, being rescued on his second trip in 1855. Originally this caster was probably part of a larger cruet set.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Katherine deB. Parsons
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group