The Door-on-the-Left opens to the Staircase gallery.
Come in and head up the stairs...to the third floor ...
Early American Pressed Glass (EAPG)
America's first industry, pressed glass, was America's answer to crystal. Early American homes were simple and people generally could not afford crystal dinnerware. Industrious craftsmen endeavored to find a beautiful substitute to grace their tables. Voila, the glass industry was born. Collectors call it EAPG. It dates from 1825-1915, and it is found in over 900 beautiful patterns from simple "flint glass pieces", to elaborate near-cut pieces. Each piece is a slice of American history.
Featured this week at A Touch of Glass: -
This is a Loop and Jewel cream pitcher
made by Boston and Sandwich: Richards and Hartley;
and Portland Glass in 1869.
It is non-flint.
It stands 6 and 1/2 inches tall.
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Last updated April 4, 1999
© 1999 Susan Mumma