Pressed glass

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Glass compote
MFA Acc. # 1994.34


An inexpensive glassware prepared by pressing molten glass into a mold with a plunger. Pressed glass became popular in the 19th century after the development of a glass-pressing machine in 1825 by John P. Bakewell led to mass production. Until the mid 1860s, most pressed glass was made from high-quality Flint glass; after that point, less expensive Soda glass was used.

Synonyms and Related Terms

geperst glas (Ned.); vidro prensado (Port.)

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Resources and Citations

  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937
  • Susan E. Schur, Conservation Terminology: A review of Past & Current Nomenclature of Materials, Technology and Conservation, Spring (p.34-39); Summer (p.35-38); Fall (p.25-36), 1985

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