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Compote

Artist:
Long Island Flint Glass Works of Christian Dorflinger (1852–63)
Date:
1861
Geography:
Made in Brooklyn, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Blown, cut, and engraved glass
Dimensions:
H. 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Katheryn Hait Dorflinger Manchee, 1972
Accession Number:
1972.232.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 706
This compote, engraved with a version of the Great Seal of the United States, was part of a larger service ordered by Mary Todd Lincoln in 1861 for use in the White House.
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