Covered Server for Boiled Eggs in Floral Ware Pattern

Object Name: 
Covered Server for Boiled Eggs in Floral Ware Pattern

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Object Name: 
Covered Server for Boiled Eggs in Floral Ware Pattern
Accession Number: 
2002.4.69
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 11.2 cm, Diam (max) 17.8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1869-1891
Credit Line: 
Purchased with funds from the Gladys M. and Harry A. Snyder Memorial Trust
Web Description: 
This pattern is relatively common although this ungainly dish is very rare, probably because it was impractical. The lid is difficult to lift and may have been often dropped in use. Collectors call the pattern" Bleeding Heart", but its original name was Floral Ware and it was made only by King, Son & Company. The company also made a footed version of this dish which is also rare. The shape does not appear in any other pattern as far as we know; an indication that it was not easy to use or that boiled eggs were rarely served in the shell in this country.
Department: 
Pattern Name: 
Floral Ware
Provenance: 
Green Valley Auction, Source
2002-10-17
Category: 
Technique: 
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass; pressed. Lid is made up of four separate compartments, has handle in center and is decorated with leaves. Body is circlular with four separate compartments and designs of Bleeding Heart flowers and leaves.
Recent Important Acquisitions, 45 (2003) illustrated, p. 212, fig. 18; BIB# AI59133