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Mt. Washington and Pairpoint: Lava Vase

Lava Vase by Mt. Washington Glass Company

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. Etna in Sicily as a coloring agent. This rare glass was developed in 1878 and was made for only a few years.