Antique Boston &
Petal & Loop
Very Early High
Resonance Flint Glass
An unusual base on this bowl !
A Boston & Sandwich early flint
glass compote in the Petal & Loop Pattern made circa 1840 with a gorgeous
silvery luster to the glass. Many Pennsylvania glass companies of a
much later period made similar compotes in what they called LOOP - PETAL
or TULIP pattern, none have the exact same design or beauty of this honest
to goodness Boston & Sandwich Glass piece.
The compote has a fiery brilliance,
a very silvery apperance to the glass. This was made with a high content
of flint giving it a very deep resonant sound when struck, the tone lingers
like a bronze bell. In fact, when you just lightly touch this bowl
you can hear a faint ring ... a remarkable early piece of flint
The entire design of the bowl is very
deeply molded, it has 12 flaring petals that are 1/2" thick and drop down
just below the bottom edge of the bowl. The underside of the bowl is
quite unusual with it's 6 deep molded circles. The open pedestal base repeats
the design of the bowl.
This is a very early Boston & Sandwich
Flint compote, with it's unusal design to the base of the bowl and the deep
joining of the pedestal and bowl. The bowl and the pedestal were
made separately and joined together with the typical wafer of molten glass.
However on this one the pedestal was pushed well up into the base and
you can see were the molten glass of the wafer was pushed out along the edges
where the pedestal and bowl
Very heavy, this compote weighs more
than 4-1/2 lbs.
Size: 10-1/4" across x
6-1/4" high x 5" across the
Expected straw marks from the press
and some bubbles.
There is some minor wear visable.
You can feel a light roughness on the
rim edge of a few of the petals and
there is one tiny chip on the underside
of one petal.
Another small chip on the edge of the
Expected table wear to the base of
Still, it is in beautiful condition
and a desirable unusual antique flint
glass bowl to add to your collection!