Overall: 5 1/4 x 2 in. ( 13.3 x 5.1 cm )
Colorless lead glass caster blown in a three-part mold; hexagonal neck with sloping shoulders, lobed body, and straight-sided base; pierced metal cap.
Gift of Katherine deB. Parsons
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.