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Caster

Caster
Title
Caster
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Katherine deB. Parsons
Object Number 
1946.77
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group