Part of a Mold for Pressing Glass

Object Name: 
Part of a Mold for Pressing Glass

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Object Name: 
Part of a Mold for Pressing Glass
Accession Number: 
91.7.1
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 2.9 cm, W: 11.6 cm, L: 16.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1832-1836
Credit Line: 
Gift of Leila L. McKnight
Primary Description: 
Brownish-yellow copper alloy, (bronze); cast and tooled. Rectangular plaque with design on one large surface and remaining surfaces plain. The undecorated back of the plaque has two threaded holes which served to attach it to the press; the patterned side has fans in the four corners, "BAKEWELLS & ANDERSON/PITTSBURGH" forming an oval with "MANUFACTURERS OF FLINT GLASS" on a banner inside the oval, above a view of two buildings with a cupola and weathervane on the largest and two tall chimneys on the smaller one.
Provenance: 
Bakewell, Benjamin, Former Collection
McKnight, Martha Bakewell, Former Collection
McKnight, Leila L., Former Collection
1991
Technique: 
Inscription: 
MANUFACTURERS OF FLINT GLASS
Mark
on a banner inside the oval
BAKEWELLS & ANDERSON/PITTSBURGH
Mark
forming an oval
Worldly Goods: The Arts of Early Pennsylvania, 1680-1758 (1999) illustrated, p. 204, fig. 217; BIB# 63483
Recent Important Acquisitions, 34 (1992) illustrated, pp. 136-137, #26; BIB# AI30154
Title Unknown (GCB #164) (1991) cover, p. 16;
Recent Gifts Enrich Collection (1991) illustrated
Pittsburgh Glass, 1797-1891 (1976) pp. 279, 281; BIB# 19272