BALLOON, HEART AND LYRE COVERED SUGAR BOWL AND CREAMER, colorless lead glass, sugar with eight alternating panels including an extra panel with a leaf, and an eight-scallop rim, raised on a short octagonal stem and plain circular foot, cover embossed with a single example of each emblem; creamer with six alternating panels, plain rim, and a molded handle, raised on a low foot with a rough pontil mark. Pittsburgh area. 1850-1875.Sugar: 7 3/4" HOA. Creamer: 4" H.
Literature: Innes - Pittsburgh Glass, p. 365, pl. 401. Wilson - American Glass, Vol. 1, fig. 837.
Cover having three moderate sliver chips to the rim; sugar base having a purple tint; creamer undamaged. Sugar foot having overall annealing lines, some other isolated annealing lines, all as made.
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From the William D. Annable estate, Oberlin, OH.