Window Pane

This pane of glass was used in the door of the Copp house in Stonington, Connecticut. The lead glass pane is mounted in lead. The house was built around 1688, but the date of the glass installation is unknown. Lead glass was invented during the 1670s, and allowed for the production of glass at lower temperatures with easier malleability, lowering the cost of production and increasing its adoption for domestic purposes.
The Copp Collection contains a variety of household objects that the Copp family of Connecticut used from around 1700 until the mid-1800s. Part of the Puritan Great Migration from England to Boston, the family eventually made their home in New London County, Connecticut, where their textiles, clothes, utensils, ceramics, books, bibles, and letters provide a vivid picture of daily life. More of the collection from the Division of Home and Community Life can be viewed by searching accession number 28810.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1688
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
lead (overall material)
overall: 4 1/2 in x 5 3/4 in; 11.43 cm x 14.605 cm
overall: 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in x 6 11/16 in; .635 cm x 13.97 cm x 16.9545 cm
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catalog number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Copp Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of John Brenton Copp

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