Egg Cup

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Object Name: 
Egg Cup
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
68.4.20
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 9.7 cm; Top Diam: 6.1 cm; Base Diam: 6 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1855-1870
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elmer S. Chace in memory of Amy Chace
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; pressed in the "Comet" or "Horn O'Plenty" pattern. Oval bowl; six "comets" around body, heads up; diamond-faceted knop under bowl; hexagonal stem; plain round foot.
Department: 
Pattern Name: 
Horn of Plenty/Comet
Provenance: 
Chace, Amy, Former Collection
Chace, Elmer S., Source
Color: 
Technique: 
Un guide pour la datation de la verrerie de table des annees 1800 a 1940 (2001) illustrated, Fig. 23, p. 196; BIB# 96483
A Guide to Dating Glass Tableware: 1800 to 1940 (2000) illustrated, p. 166, fig. 23;
The Corning Museum of Glass, Curators' Choice (1995) illustrated, #15; BIB# 36655
The Corning Museum of Glass and the Finger Lakes Region (1993) illustrated, p. 35, #51; BIB# 35681
All About Glass = Garasu Daihyakka (1993) p. 107; BIB# 36566
A Short History of Glass (1990 edition) (1990) illustrated, p. 77, #69; BIB# 33211
American and European Pressed Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1981) illustrated, p. 259, #1032; BIB# 30457
Glassmaking: America's First Industry (1976) illustrated, p. 19, fig. 18; BIB# 28025