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loves: you win if you guessed "pets" and "museums". Also books, art history, travel, British punk, Korean kimchi, bindis, martinis, and other things TBD. I will always make it very clear if a post is sponsored in any way. Drop me a line at thepetmuseum AT gmail.com !

Monday, January 07, 2019

bird bar

Purchase, Judith F. and William H. Hernstadt Gift, 1985
www.metmuseum.org
If you were in the market for a bird fountain sometime around 1820-40 in New England, here's one for you.  Made of blown glass, it measures all of 5.25 x 3.25 inches, including the bird figure at top; the perfect size for a pet finch's cage, I suppose. This was made by the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company of Sandwich MA.  They are no longer in business, but you can see some of their history and creations at the Sandwich Glass Museum.

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