Clear "Lacy" Footed Compote in "Crossed Peacock Feather" Pattern, about 1835–40
Attributed to Boston and Sandwich Glass Company, Sandwich, Massachusetts (active 1825–88)
4 3/4 in. high, 8 5/8 in. diameter
RECORDED: cf. Ruth Webb Lee, Sandwich Glass (Northborough, Massachusetts: published privately, 1947), pl. 143 bottom illus. an identical example // cf. George S. and Helen McKearin, American Glass (New York: Crown Publishers, 1956), p. 358 lists an example of this form as one of the pieces known in this pattern
One of the most popular patterns produced at the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company is one that has come to be known as "Crossed Peacock Feather." It was made in a vast array of forms, ranging in scale from a small sauce dish to a monumental 14-inch bowl that has been recognized as the largest piece of "Lacy" produced at Sandwich.
"Lacy" compotes in any size in perfect condition are extremely rare. This example, with its unusually elaborate edge, is a particularly fine specimen.