DOUBLE GLASS (OMN)
Bakewell, Pears & Company (Pittsburgh-PA, Operated: 1807-1882), Introduced: c. 1874
• NOTE: 10 1/8” bowl, under base marked " B P Co PATd SEP 29 1874".
NOTE: This bowl is illustrated in "Artistry and Innovation in Pittsburgh Glass, 1808-1882". Cat. 106.
NOTE: Liz Roach: it’s also found in Innes’ Pittsburgh Glass p414-415. Your bowl was made in 8, 9, and 10” clear and fiery opal. The patent from 1874 is shown and the B,P,and Co 1875 catalog cut which shows the 3 “fruit or salad bowls” and a “double boquet (sic)”” which is a small footed ale, the piece illustrated in the patent application. Innes says that the double glass “fluted and gadrooned opal base...claims kinship with early silver, pewter, and woodcarving forms. It is a relationship often found in superior glass design.” The book cites an article from Antiques magazine: Pittsburgh White and Clear and the Bakewell Pa
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