Overall: 2 3/8 x 5 in. ( 6 x 12.7 cm )
Pale blue patterned-molded glass bowl; flared shape with sheared infolded rim, vertical ribbing around base, slight push-up, and pontil mark.
Gift of Dr. Arthur H. Merritt
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.