Real Boston & Sandwich Victorian Cased Satin Glass Bridal withSilver Basket 1880's
Settled in 1637 and incorporated in 1639, Sandwich is the oldest town on Cape Cod. Originally settled by the English, Sandwich became an agricultural community, the main export of which was timber sent back to England.
Even during the American Revolution, it remained a primarily agrarian community, supplemented by coastal fishing. But in 1825, the landscape of Sandwich would drastically change because of Deming Jarves , a Boston businessman and former agent of the New England Glass Company of East Cambridge, Massachusetts. Deming Jarves, the principal founder and manager of the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company, did not choose Sandwich as a site for the glass factory because of the beach sand that was readily available.
Beach sand is too impure to make glass, which requires pure quartz silica. The local availability of timber could be used to fuel the glass furnaces.
Even the salt marsh hay and grasses could be used for packing material. This Very Rare Victorian Era Hand Blown, Shaped, Enameled, Gold Gilded Cased Glass Bowl was made for a very well to do family. Not a cheap item for a wedding, especially in the 1880 to 1890! Victorian Hand Blown & Shaped Bowl is 10 inches wide basically, w/lots of flares and ruffles, bowl depth is 5 inches, with a base of 4.5 inches wide.
That sits inside perfectly of the Handled Floral Motif continued from bowl! 10 inches high, by 10.5 inches across, very ornate flowered sides and 4 corresponding ornate feet, the center is a 6.5 inched square base w/slight indents to hold the base of the bowl correctly! Bowl not only hand blown & shaped incredibly artistic, the enameling of the white flowers, gold leaves & vines NO GOLD LOSS ON SIDES! More info about the B & S Glass works on Google. B & S Used several Silver Companies at this time; Standard Silver Co.
Toronto, Canada, as well as Brooklyn Silver Company in NY, and Aurora Silver Works I believe in the MA. Most all glass artists, makers in America & throughout Europe bought their silver, bronzed, gilded stands, holders, wraps, etc.. Museum quality, reduced from 2000.00 to current asking price, a little room to wiggle! The item "Real Boston & Sandwich Victorian Cased Satin Glass Bridal withSilver Basket 1880's" is in sale since Thursday, October 26, 2017.
This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\North American\Other North American Art Glass". The seller is "zonalrick" and is located in Chandler, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: Boston & Sandwich Glass Works, MA.
- Object Type: Cased Satin Glass Victorian Bridal Basket
- Type of Glass: Cased, Shaped, Decorated, Enameled, & Gilded
- Color: Bowl is Chartreuse, w/a Pink inside
- Subject/Theme: Victorian Enameled, Gilded Flower Theme
- Original/Reproduction: Victorian Original Set 1880-90
- Style: Victorian
- Features: Rare "married" set Cased Glass & Silver
- Glassmaking Technique: Hand Blown, shaped, enameled & gilded
- Manufacturer: Boston & Sandwich Glass works, MA.