Sugar Bowl with Lid

Object Name: 
Sugar Bowl with Lid

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Object Name: 
Sugar Bowl with Lid
Accession Number: 
2015.4.5
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 20.1 cm, Diam (max): 12.4 cm; (a) Foot Diam: 9.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1837-1842
Credit Line: 
Purchased with the assistance of The Karl and Anna Koepke Endowment Fund
Web Description: 
This sugar bowl is shaped like an inverted acorn and is a rare example of early American cut glass. Single-colored glass formulas were combined with broad-flute cutting for a brief period of time in the late 1830s and early 1840s. Glassmakers then turned to the cheaper technology, pressing, to achieve the same decorative shape.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Simmonds, Ian, Source
2014-05-21
to
2015-04-06
Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates, Former Collection
2014-05-21
Color: 
Material: 
Primary Description: 
Sugar Bowl with Lid. Emerald green glass; blown, cut. Sugar bowl with lid, shaped in the form of an acorn. Bright yellowish-green glass; blown and cut in eight broad flutes curved to the shape of bowl and lid. Plain stem and foot.
Acquisitions (2016) illustrated, p. 12 #6; BIB# AI101418
Corning Museum Adds Major Works of Glass, Library Collections (2016) illustrated, p. 315 (#6, bottom right); BIB# AI102876
Acquisitions (2015) illustrated, p. 16 (bottom); BIB# AI101025
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2015 (2015) illustrated, p. 7 (right); BIB# 706294