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Jewel Casket, between 1826 and 1888

  • Boston & Sandwich Glass Company, American, 1826 - 1888

Pressed lead glass

  • Overall: 5 3/4 × 8 3/8 × 4 11/16 inches (14.6 × 21.3 × 11.9 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Gibbs-Williams Fund, Elizabeth and Allan Shelden Fund, Director's Discretionary Fund, Elizabeth, Allan and Warren Shelden Fund; gifts from Mrs. Gustavus D. Pope, Mrs. Eugene Beauharnais Gibbs, Ruth Farra Manting, Mrs. J. L. Hibbard, Mrs. Edsel B. Ford, Mrs. Ernest Kanzler, Robert H. Tannahill, Mrs. George Kamperman, and City of Detroit by exchange


On View

  • American W272


American Art before 1950

Mrs. Albert Murray (New Hampshire, USA)

Ruth Webb Lee (Framingham, Massachusetts, USA)

Richard A. Bourne Co., Inc (Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA)

1976-1986, William J. Elsholz (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

1986-1991, private collection

1991-1993, private collection

1994-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Frank W. Chipman. The Romance of Old Sandwich Glass. 1932, p. 101 (ill.). Lee, Ruth Webb. Sandwich Glass. 1947, p. 416 (pl. 162). Rose, James H. The Story of American Pressed Glass of the Lacy Period, 1825-1850. Exh. cat., Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY, 1954, no. 233. Barlow, Raymond E. and Joan E. Kaiser. The Glass Industry in Sandwich III. 1987. “American Decorative Arts Acquisitions 1985-2005.” Bulletin of the DIA 81, 1-2 (2007): p. 63.

attributed to Boston & Sandwich Glass Company, Jewel Casket, between 1826 and 1888, pressed lead glass. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Gibbs-Williams Fund, Elizabeth and Allan Shelden Fund, et al., 1994.94.