"Manhattan" shape compote

MAKER:
Manufacturer

Anchor Hocking Glass Company ( American, 1905 )

DATE:
designed c. 1938
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General Description

Manhattan was made in a wide range of tableware and decorative forms while in production between 1938 and 1941. The cocentric ring pattern of the compote not only adds dynamism to the design that reflects the stepped look of skyscrapers, but also hides flaws in the glass.

Adapted from

  • Charles L. Venable, Ellen P. Denker, Katherine C. Grier, Stephen G. Harrison, China and Glass in America, 1880-1980: From Tabletop to TV Tray (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2000), cat. 167, 460.

  • DMA unpublished material, Label text [1995.173.2], transcribed 2017.