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Ornamental covered jar of blown overlay glass, blue over opaque white over colorless; cut Gothic style decoration and gilded vermiculation. Tall hexagonal finial covered in gilding.

Provenance

The jar was presented to Peleg Whitman Chandler (1816-1889) by Governor John A. Andrew (1818-1867); his son Horace Parker Chandler; his daughter Grace; by bequest to Emory W. Booker. Purchased from Booker's estate in the early 1980s by the glass dealers Wilmont M. Schwind and Arlene Palmer Schwind. Museum purchase from the Schwinds in 1983.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George S. Hebb

about 1850

Object Place

East Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall (including lid and finial): 29.2 x 15.2 x 15.2 cm (11 1/2 x 6 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

1983.231a-b

Medium or Technique

Blown overlay glass, gilt

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Glass