Lacy glass is early pressed glass made from 1830 to 1860. It is dubbed “lacy” because the pieces usually display an all-over pattern reminiscent of a doily, such as these pieces from the All Boston and Sandwich Co. that are part of the Houston Museum’s collection. The large bowl shows a beehive pattern and the saucer, at left, a heart pattern. The sleigh-shaped salt dish is an extremely rare piece of glass from 1835, according to museum manager Amy Autenreith.
Photo by Tim Barber .
published Friday, February 14th, 2014
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