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American Decorative Arts
Maker, attributed to: Pittsburgh Flint Glass Works
Proprietor: Bakewell, Pears, and Company, American, 1843–1880

Compote

1845–50

Colorless pressed lead glass

8 3/4 × 10 5/8 in. (22.23 × 26.99 cm)
Gift of Mae Chandlee Foss in memory of Wilson Perkins Foss, Class of 1937s
1997.28.1
Geography: 
Made in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Provenance: 

Sarah Elizabeth King (née Sarah Elizabeth Brown, later Sarah King Evans, 1842–1905), Delaware County, Penn., around 1860 [see note 1]; by descent to her daughter, Mae Blakeley (née Mae Ashburn King, 1860–1955), Philadelphia, then Swarthmore, Penn., by 1905; by descent to her daughter, Nanette Chandlee (née Alice Nanette Blakeley, 1885–1958), Chester, Penn., by 1955; by descent to her daughter Mae Foss (née Mae King Chandlee, 1915–2003), Moylan, Penn., then Katonah, N.Y., then Nantucket, Mass., by 1958; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1997

Note 1: According to the donor, the compote was owned by her great-grandmother, Sarah Elizabeth King, and descended through the female line of the family (curatorial object file). Sarah Elizabeth King married Dr. Samuel Chase King (1836–1870), Delaware County, Penn., by1858. Dr. King served as army surgeon of the 65th Pennsylvania Regiment, 5th Cavalry; he and his wife sat for a photograph in Harrisburg, Penn., probably in 1861/62 (see Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Ind., object ID: OC-1156).

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, January 1996–December 1997,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1997–98): 145.

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.