Boat Salt

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Object Name: 
Boat Salt
Accession Number: 
50.4.216
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 4.5 cm, W (max): 4.5 cm, D: 9.25 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
probably 1830-1839
Primary Description: 
Boat Salt. Lead glass, light sapphire-blue; pressed, boat-shaped with scroll prow, seven-pointed "star" on stippled field of "paddle wheel"; plain ribs above beaded hull, tiny stars and scrolls above "PITTSBURGH" on stern, anchor on stippled field of base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
McKearin, George S. (b. 1874), Source
1950-07-31
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Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
PITTSBURGH
inscription
Pressed stern
Collector's Guide to American Pressed Glass, 1825-1915 (1992) illustrated, p. 15, fig. 4-3; BIB# 34337
American and European Pressed Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass (1981) illustrated, p. 174, #650, pl. 10; BIB# 30457