Log Cabin creamer
Central Glass Company ( American, 1867 - 1891 )
- c. 1880
Craftsmen at Central Glass Company in Wheeling, West Virginia, used a mold press to achieve the form of this Log Cabin creamer, as well as the spoon holder that accompanies it. Constructed with round rather than hewn logs, these homesteads symbolized America’s humble beginnings by the mid-19th century. Consequently, the log cabin that was Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace was moved to Chicago for exhibition at the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893. While these glass pieces were produced in the Appalachian region, they were marketed to urban consumers enchanted by images of the countryside.
Samantha Robinson, Label text (1992.B.197.1), North Gallery, 2014
Central Glass Company produced a variety of Log Cabin designs, including a covered dish now at the Corning Museum of Glass.