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American Decorative Arts

Sandglass (Hourglass)

1775–1825

Blown lead glass, beech(?), and sand

7 7/8 × 3 3/4 in. (20 × 9.53 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1931.1968
Geography: 
Probably made in United States
or possibly made in England
Culture: 
Probably American
Period: 
18th–19th century
Classification: 
Timepieces
Bibliography: 

“Stolen in New Haven,” Antiques and the Arts Weekly (June 19, 1987): 45, ill.

John Stuart Gordon, American Glass: The Collections at Yale (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2018), 26–27, no. 6.

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