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Advertisement for Mt. Washington: Rich cut and decorated wares, including Royal Flemish and Albertine decoration, from the November 1890 issue of The Jewelers Circular and Horological Review. Mt. Washington advertised itself as the “Headquarters for Art Glass in America” in 1889 and into the 1890s.
Mt. Washington Glass Company United States, New Bedford, MA 1878–1880 Glass, blown, enameled H: 20.4 cm, D (max.): 15.6 cm (76.4.17) The first Art Glass made by Mt. Washington (or any American company, as far as we know) was called Sicilian because it was supposed to contain volcanic lava from Mt.
Mt. Washington Glass Company United States, New Bedford, MA About 1885–1895 Glass, metal; blown, enameled, mounted, decorated Overall H: 48.5 cm (79.4.91) The most popular Art Glass made by Mt. Washington, in production from 1885 until 1895, was Burmese glass. This opalescent glass shaded from pink
Mt. Washington Glass Company United States, New Bedford, MA 1886–1890 Lead glass, enamel, gilding; blown, applied, enameled Overall H: 16.4 cm, W: 12 cm (2002.4.39) Peachblow glass, another Art Glass, was made contemporaneously with Burmese glass, though it had a different chemical composition and
Mt. Washington Glass Company United States, New Bedford, MA 1893–1895 Glass and pigments Overall H: 32.9 cm, Diam (Max): 16.8 cm (L.40.4.2002) Another type of decorated glass made by Mt. Washington in the 1880s was called Royal Flemish glass. The decoration had nothing to do with the province of
Mt. Washington Glass Company United States, New Bedford, MA 1894–1896 Colorless glass, blown, enameled, gilded H: 34.4 cm, D: 40.7 cm (L.23.4.2011) One unusual decoration on Mt. Washington glass depicts Brownie figures. These figures were created by the author/illustrator Palmer Cox. Brownies were
Pairpoint Manufacturing Co.; Mt. Washington Glass Company United States, New Bedford, MA 1880–1900 Glass, silver; blown, cut Overall H: 52.8 cm, W: 29.1 cm, Diam (max): 20.4 cm (2004.4.57) The Mt. Washington Glass Company produced cut glass from the middle of the 19th century; its exhibit at the
Mt. Washington Glass Company; Henry Wilde United States, New Bedford, MA about 1890–1910 Lead glass, blown and cut H: 20.9 cm, D: 15.3 cm (92.4.9) This water carafe is cut in the Wheeler pattern, which originated around 1885. This pattern was made until the turn of the century in a variety of
Mt. Washington Glass Company United States, New Bedford, MA 1889–1900 Glass, blown, cut, ground, polished Overall H: 14.9 cm, Diam (max): 17.9 cm (2007.4.60) The cut glass pattern used for this bowl was patented on March 12, 1889, by Frederick Shirley, the Englishman who was the manager of Mt.
Pairpoint Corporation United States, New Bedford, MA About 1909–1930 Glass, blown, cut Overall H: 3.8 cm, Diam: 15.1 cm (L.100.4.2010) This and other Pairpoint Corporation floral patterns were popular. They were much simpler than the elaborate cut glass that had been in production since the 1880s.