Log Cabin spoon holder


Central Glass Company ( American, 1867 - 1891 )

c. 1880
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General Description

Craftsmen at Central Glass Company in Wheeling, West Virginia, used a mold press to achieve the form of this Log Cabin spoon holder, as well as the creamer 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.

Excerpt from

Samantha Robinson, Label text (1992.B.197.2), 2014

Web Resources

Corning Museum of Glass
Central Glass Company produced a variety of Log Cabin designs, including a covered dish now at the Corning Museum of Glass.