This beautiful cast, or pressed, glass knob was made by the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company of Sandwich, Massachusetts between 1835 and 1850. The company was incorporated in 1826 and became known as one of the better glass companies of the mid-1800s. The company closed its doors on January 2, 1888, because of a labor dispute.
This intricate pattern is attributed to that company. An 8-point star or flower spreads across the crown of the knob surrounded by a quilt-block style pattern. The knob is pressed glass.
Knobs of this size and style were used on furniture. Ones like this one can be found on large chests or blanket bureaus. The knob measures 2 inches across the top and projects from the surface 2 1/8 inches. The wide base is 1 1/2 inches in diameter. The knob is in excellent condition. There are no visible chips or cracks.
We have a very limited number of the old wide-headed bolts that were used for these knobs. If you are in need of one of these, give us a call. This knob does not come with a bolt.