Compote

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Object Name: 
Compote
Accession Number: 
91.4.13
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 30.2 cm; Bowl Diam: 40 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1876
Credit Line: 
Gift of Leila L. McKnight
Web Description: 
The Bakewell exhibit at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia featured pressed glass and this blown and cut lead glass compote. The Bakewell firm had been famous for this type of cut glass earlier in the century. The company received a prize medal for this display.
Department: 
Provenance: 
McKnight, Leila L., Former Collection
1991
Category: 
Color: 
Technique: 
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; blown, cut. Hemispherical bowl, rim cut in 10 shallow scallops; body cut with row of fans above and below large-scale cross-hatched diamonds; applied solid facet-cut stem, heavy solid circular foot applied to base of stem and cut with multi-pointed star underneath in center and a row of rays near outside bottom surface of foot.
The Corning Museum of Glass: A Decade of Glass Collecting 1990-1999 (2000) illustrated, pp. 50-51, #74; BIB# 65446
Recent Important Acquisitions, 34 (1992) illustrated, p. 139, #30; BIB# AI30154
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1991 (1992) illustrated, p. 9, top;