Spillholder

about 19th century
Boston and Sandwich Glass Company (1826–1888)


Object Place: Sandwich, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

12.7 x 9.52 x 9.52 cm (5 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1971.587

Medium or Technique

Pressed glass

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Glass

Spillholder- clear glass, pressed in “Sandwich Star” pattern. Hexagonal body and base. Spills were strips of dry wood or paper used to light candles or lamps.

Credit Line

Gift of Professor Emeritus F. H. Norton and the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology