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Show jar with cover

Object Number: 
INV.11855ab
Date: 
ca. 1875
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 x 6 in. ( 38.1 x 15.2 cm )
Description: 
Colorless and cobalt blue blown lead glass apothecary show jar with cover; cylindrical form with two applied blue bands with flat base with pontil mark; domed cover with applied blue rim and applied finial-shaped knob.
Gallery Label: 
A circa 1875 catalogue showing the glassware produced by Bakewell, Pears & Co. includes a nearly identical show jar.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Provenance: 
Collection of M. Holden, 1920.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group