In August 1759, George Washington received from London, "3 Salvers, 1 Top piece, 1 dozn Sullibub Glasses, 2 dozen Jellys, 1 dozen Sweet Meat ditto [glasses], [and] 2 dozn Baskets." Together, this glassware formed one of the most stunning centerpieces of the day - a pyramid of round glass salvers displaying a variety of specialized glass forms filled with tempting desserts. This mid-eighteenth century glass pyramid, similar in form to Washington's, demonstrates the alluring delicacy of the assemblage. More

Date

c. 1740-1780


Geography


Material/Technique

Glass


Dimensions

Overall: 7 3/8 in. x 11 in. x 11 in. (18.75 cm x 27.94 cm x 27.94 cm)


Credit

Gift: Jess and Grace Pavey Fund, 2002


Object Number

M-4237


Colors


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