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An unusual product for a window glass factory

While tableware was usually the product of lead glass manufacturers, a group of rare and highly valued pitchers, decanters and sugar bowls was made at remote window glass factories for local consumption.

New York State Sugar Bowl (53H)

Archaeologically and Patently Sandwich

This fine pressed vegetable dish is a classic example of America’s first great contribution to glass technology - the invention of machine pressing.

Lacy Vegetable Dish (38I)

The subtly curving open-handled lid fits neatly into a matching gallery in the equally subtly-shaped base. A closer look at the lid and base reveals many period motifs: scrolls, hearts, thistles, roses, baskets of fruit, foliage and wreaths. Stippling and fine parallel lines fill the background creating the effect of lace, causing the dish and cover to glisten like the finest cut glass.

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