Free Blown & Pattern Molded Gallery

The free-blown gallery contains examples of early or colonial American glass blown with the assistance of a mold and with the use only of a blowpipe and punty. The glassware is shaped solely by inflation with a blowpipe and manipulation with tools. Pattern molded glassware is typically blown into a mold whose interior has a raised pattern. The object shows the pattern with a concavity on the inside, underlying the convexity on the outside. Pattern molds are not used to impart the final form to the object. We have divided the gallery into the Flasks & Decanters Room and the Tableware Room.

Let’s go into the gallery. Click on a room below!


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