M992.6.23.1-2 | Compote

1870-1900, 19th century
Glass; Moulded, pressed
26 x 16 cm
Gift of Mr. And Mrs. Newlands Coburn
© McCord Museum
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Pressed glass has been produced in Canada since the mid-19th century. For many years, the McCord Museum's collection of Canadian pressed glass was quite small. Recently, however, the Museum has received a splendid donation of more than 600 pieces of Canadian glass. This collection focuses on pressed glass patterns made in Eastern Canada during the second half of the 19th century and the early 20th century. Included in the collection is the earliest piece of dated Canadian glass - an insulator made at the Foster Brothers plant in Saint-Jean, Quebec, in 1858.