Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Celery vase

Manufacturer:
Brooklyn Flint Glass Company (American, Brooklyn, New York, 1824–1868)
Engraver:
Possibly cut by Joseph Stouvenel and Company (1851-1857)
Date:
1850–55
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Blue-cut-to-clear glass
Dimensions:
Height: 8 in. (20.3 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Purchase, Cranshaw Corporation Gift, 2014
Accession Number:
2014.626.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
New York City was an important center for machine-cut luxury glass in the middle of the nineteenth century. This partial group (2014.626.1a,b -.7) of blue-cut-to-clear glass is extraordinarily rare and perhaps even experimental when it was made in the 1850s. This is the only known blue plated cut glass attributed to the Brooklyn Flint Glass Works. The diamond pattern is thought to have been executed by Joseph Stouvenel, a highly skilled glass cutter whose works were exhibited at the New York Exhibition of 1853–54 and published during the period.
Ian Simmonds purchased from a private collector in Connecticut, May, 2014. The collector purchased the set from an antique dealer at some point within the last five years.
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