Glass cane (owned by Roswell Gleason)

about 1860
Unidentified artist


Object Place: possibly Sandwich, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

91.44 cm (36 in.)

Accession Number

1975.642

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Glass

Aquamarine colored glass cane-bublous head and twisted stem, tapering to the tip. The tip is open.

Provenance

The cane has descended in the Bowker and Gleason families. According to tradition, it was owned by Roswell Gleason of Dorchester (1822-1871), who had business ties with the glass companies in Sandwich, Mass. Purchased by the MFA in 1975 from a direct descendent of Roswell Gleason, Mrs. Frank C. Bowker.

Credit Line

Dorothy-Lee Jones Fund