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This is a beautiful example of pillar mold glass. Pillar molding combined free-blowing with the use of a mold to give the basic pattern of ribs. The piece, while still hot, could be expanded and finished.

Although also made elsewhere, it is predominantly a product of the Pittsburgh area glass makers during the 1835-1870 period, with heavy production particularly for commercial use.

Clear, clean with a wonderful bell tone.

Pontil scar on bottom, polished pontil on top of cover finial.

Examples shown in Innes' "Pittsburgh Glass".

Size: Approximately 9 3/4" high (with cover), 7 1/4" diameter.

Condition: Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs.

Note that I try to be conservative about condition descriptions, carefully noting any flaws. Of course, with antique items, there will be some signs of usage, and/or manufacturing defects. But overall, my customers have always been pleasantly surprised upon receiving their items, and of course, returns are no problem if I happen to miss anything.

Item ID: 3578

Pittsburgh Pillar-Mold Covered Compote ca. 1835-1870

$385 USD


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