Pitcher

1865–70
Boston Silver Glass Co.


Object Place: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

18.41 x 8.89 x 12.7 cm (7 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

68.829

Medium or Technique

Glass and sterling silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Glass

A small ewer-shaped pitcher. The body and foot are silvered glass, sealed with a small cork at center of foot. The ear-shaped handle with crimped end is colorless glass. The neck and high lip are sterling silver. The patent was granted to John W. Haines of Somerville, Mass. Haines was associated with the firm A. E. Young & Haines which operated the Boston Silver Glass Co. Ref: Wilson, New England Glass and Glassmaking, pp. 313-314.

Markings

On neck, opposite handle: "PATENTED APRIL 4, 1865"

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Meyer