Hobnail Celery vase

Hobbs, Brockunier and Company American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 706

In 1886, Hobbs, Brockunier and Company patented an improved method of pressing opalescent glass. With subsequent cooling and reheating, the projecting nodules of the “Dewdrop” pattern would become slightly opaque, while the body remained translucent.

Hobnail Celery vase, Hobbs, Brockunier and Company (1863–1891), Pressed glass, American

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