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Glass

The 200-object Glass Collection includes drinking glasses, punch cups, wine rinsers, wine decanters, serving dishes, candy dishes, salt cellars and other formal dining equipment from the 19th and 20th centuries. Its more utilitarian contents include onion-shape wine bottles, early 19th-century case bottles, and personal accessories from the 20th century, such as eye glasses, cosmetic containers, and medicinal containers. The collection showcases a variety of manufacturing techniques, from free-blown bottles to blown-molded pitchers.

Among the collection’s highlights are early 19th-century wine glasses; a souvenir cup from the 1893 Columbian Exhibition in Chicago, Illinois; a stunning 1910 Jack-in-the-Pulpit vase by the Quezal Art Glass and Decorating Company; and a mid-20th century vase by the Venetian Salviati Company, reproduced from historic pattern books.