Colored Flint Glass


ca. 1850


2014.05.10a-e EL The Mr. & Mrs. Franck H. Kaiser, Sr. Collection 

The use of colored glassware becomes popular in America during the first half of the nineteenth century.  From the four known glasses it is unknown how many different colors would have been in this set.  Four colors were often found in sets.  This shallow bowl form known as a coupe or saucer shape waxed and waned in usage till the second quarter of the twentieth century.  This form is not found in American made glass till the fourth quarter of the nineteenth century and did not come into wide spread popularity until the 1930. 


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Belmont Blvd & Acklen Avenue 

Nashville, TN 37212


1900 Belmont Blvd

Nashville, TN 37212


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The architecture of Belmont Mansion makes it one of the most significant homes of 19th century Tennessee.

Sold by the Acklen family in 1887, the house went to a developer who began one of Nashville’s early suburbs.

It was then purchased by two women who in 1890 started a college which evolved into Belmont University. Today the Belmont Mansion Association, which was formed in 1972, owns the collection, runs the museum, and shares this unique story of 19th century Nashville with visitors from far and near.

Photos by Ed Houk