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Lily pad pitcher

Functional and decorative glassware, both imported and made locally, has been an important feature of homes and businesses throughout New York’s history. New York’s glass making industry continues to produce innovative items and materials, used throughout the world. In addition to a diverse group of items used in New York State, the collection includes scientific and culinary items made by Pyrex (Corning, NY), several examples of lily pad glass, possibly of New York manufacture, a classic Steuben Glass olive dish and glassmaking tools from the Steuben Glass factory, a Tiffany and Company glass and pierced brass desk set, a glass, pitcher, and preserving jar from the Lockport Glass Factory, and a collection of bottles from the late 17th through the late 20th century.