Lily-pad Pitcher

Warning message

Important Note

The Corning Museum of Glass is temporarily closed as we do our part to limit the spread of COVID-19. All previously scheduled classes, events, and programs are cancelled until further notice.

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
Lily-pad Pitcher
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 17.6 cm, W: 15.1 cm, D: 11.1 cm
On Display
about 1845-1860
Credit Line: 
Gift of Kenneth Lyon and Sylvia Applebee Lyon
Web Description: 
Most similar pitchers are aquamarine or brown and made from bottle or window glass. This rare blue example probably came from a bottle factory. The style of applied decoration, which is called “lily pad” by collectors, was employed only in glasshouses in New Jersey, New York, and New England, although it had some predecessors in continental Europe. Because these objects were made after-hours by the glassblowers, never as production pieces, each of them is unique and therefore highly collectible. It is seldom possible to attribute them to particular glassblowers or even to specific glasshouses.
Lyon, Kenneth W., Source
Lyon, Sylvia Applebee (Mrs. Kenneth), Source
Sticker On underside of foot Small rectangular white sticker with handwritten text in blue ink.
Primary Description: 
Transparent deep blue glass; blown, tooled, applied. Footed pitcher with ear-shaped handle, lily pad decoration on lower body and trailed decoration around neck and lip.
The Corning Museum of Glass: Notable Acquisitions 2009 (2010) illustrated, p. 30, #19; BIB# AI79879
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2009 (2010) illustrated, pp. 6, 32; BIB# AI86944
Recent Acquisitions (2009) illustrated, p. 11 (top); BIB# AI78620