With Art & Industry: 1890-1920
Objects Pitcher and tumbler, 1886-1900
Pitcher and tumbler, 1886-1900

Opalescent Rib pattern
Shaded opalescent glass

During the last quarter of the nineteenth century, American and European glassmakers produced some of the most inventive glassware ever made. It is known as art glass and was produced to satisfy the Victorians' love of varied color and style. Shaded opalescent glass was one of the first innovations. It was made by blowing colored glass containing bone ash and arsenic into a pattern mold to create a raised decoration on the outside. When reheated, the raised design turned an opalescent white color.

Gift of the Dorothy B. McCumber Estate, Lewistown, IL (745700, 745757)

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