Celery Vase

Artist/maker unknown, American

Geography:
Probably made in New England, United States, North and Central America

Date:
1820-1840

Medium:
Colorless lead glass (blown-molded)

Dimensions:
7 1/2 x 4 7/8 inches (19.1 x 12.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

* Gallery 114, American Art, first floor, Case 9, Blown-Molded Glass

Accession Number:
1938-23-530

Credit Line:
The George H. Lorimer Collection, 1938

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Label:
In the early to mid-nineteenth century, celery was considered a luxury. When served, the stalks were cut in quarters lengthwise, the leaves curled, and they were placed upright in water in widemouthed vessels. Advertisements referred to celery containers as vases, stands, or glasses.


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