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"Chelsea Bird" Jar with Cover

"Chelsea Bird" Jar with Cover

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Description (Brief)
Covered ginger jar shape with high shoulders tapering to moderate base. Cover is a flattened dome shape. The glass was blown and cased with colorless and amethyst layers. The outer amethyst colored layer was cut and carved away into designs featuring birds, insects, and flora of twigs and grass known as "Chelsea Bird" pattern. Large rectangular panel of crosshatch diamond pattern.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Jar
place made
United States: New York, Corning
Physical Description
monochrome, amethyst (internal surface decoration color name)
glass, lead, transparent (overall material)
cased (joint piece production method/technique)
cut (joint piece production method/technique)
engraved (joint piece production method/technique)
"colorless" (overall color)
ID Number
CE.59.157ab
catalog number
59.157ab
subject
Art Glass
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Cultural and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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