Artistry and Innovation in Pittsburgh Glass, 1808-1882 : From Bakewell and Ensell to Bakewell, Pears and Co

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-06-30
  • Publisher: Univ of Pittsburgh Pr
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Artistry and Innovation in Pittsburgh Glass, 1808-1882: From Bakewell & Ensell to Bakewell, Pears & Co. charts the genesis, growth, and influence of this enterprising nineteenth-century manufacturer. This first comprehensive survey of Bakewell glass emphasizes table and ornamental glass that is free-blown, mold-blown, and pressed. Over one hundred rare objects illustrate an array of decorative techniques, including cutting, engraving, and cameo-incrustation, and reveal the great skill that made Bakewell glass known from Pittsburgh to the White House.

Table of Contents

Chronology of the factory partnershipsp. 14
Benjamin Bakewell : life before glassp. 15
Pittsburgh and glassp. 21
Glassmaking begins : 1808-1814p. 24
Hard times : 1815-1823p. 34
"Novel, curious and elegant" glass : 1824-1853p. 50
"Up with the times" : 1854-1882p. 79
Conclusions : the enterprising spiritp. 87
Catalogue of the exhibitionp. 107
The Lafayette and Jackson Medallionsp. 193
Bakewell genealogyp. 194
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