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Maker: attributed to: Henry William Stiegel, American, 1729–1785

Cream Pitcher

ca. 1770–75

Blown pattern-molded nonlead glass

11.5 x 8.7 x 7.14 cm (4 1/2 x 3 7/16 x 2 13/16 in.)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.1648
With its cabriole legs, lion masks, and paw feet, this cream jug parallels silver and ceramic designs of the second quarter of the eighteenth century. It is attributed to Henry William Stiegel, a successful iron master who opened a glasshouse in Manheim, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1764. Such American manufacturing ventures faced stiff competition from English and Continental imports. Stiegel was able to keep his glasshouse operating until 1774, aided by the nonimportation agreements of the late 1760s that removed fashionable English table glass from the market.
Geography: 
Made in Manheim, Pennsylvania
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Status: 
On view
Bibliography: 

Handbook of the Collections (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 120, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.

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