|Advances & Inventions|
|1825 J. P. Bakewell received the first patent in America for pressing glass.
1826 Noah Webster publishes American Dictionary of the English Language.
1831 American, Cyrus McCormick invents the first commercially successful reaper.
1843 John C. Fremont crosses the Rocky Mountains and arrives in California.
|Patterns from these years|
Lacy Period predates the era that saw many tableware SETS such that
many pieces would match in design elements.
There were a few beginnings of patterns such as Gothic Arch, Peacock Feather, Rayed Peacock Eye and Ray where more than one piece would "match" each others design but these were the exception rather than the rule.
|Acanthus Leaf & Shield ca 1830s is reportedly the only pattern
of the lacy era made with a matching sugar & creamer. No other
forms of this Bonston & Sandwich pattern are known.
Note the pressed creamer handle.
|An exceptionally rare Gothic Arch flint
lacy piece called a honey dish or casket.
It has a row of hearts in spandrels
around the inside of the under tray.
The tray is 4 1/2" x 7".
The top of the dish is 4" x 6 1/2.