Glass Mystery Object Follow-Up: An Inkstand?

Mystery glass object from Saratoga National Historical Park. NMSC Photo.

For those of you who saw our previous post about the glass mystery object from Saratoga National Historical Park (see Ask A Curator:  Mystery Glass Object) , we’d like to share this photograph as a follow-up.  In our opinion, the fragment in question looks similar the top center portion of the mold-blown inkstand shown below. 

Inkstand, 1820-1845, Winterthur Museum. Image source: Glass in Early America, by Arlene Palmer, page 293.

Source:  Palmer, Arlene.  Glass in Early America.  New York:  W.W. Norton, 1993.


About JessicaC

Jessica is a Museum Specialist in the Archeology Program at the Northeast Museum Services Center/National Park Service. She majored in history as an undergraduate at the State University of New York at Geneseo, and has a master's degree in historical archeology from the University of Massachusetts-Boston. She is particularly interested in 18th and 19th century American history and material culture.
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