Object of the Week: Fruit Basket, Boston &…

Object of the Week: Fruit Basket, Boston & Sandwich Glass Company, Sandwich, Massachusetts, United States, 1845–1860. 2004.4.36. 

Openwork sides are rare in pressed glass since the form is difficult to press and then remove from the mold without damage. The form’s open sides enhance its function as a fruit basket—allowing air to circulate around the fruit, keeping it fresh.