1960.0297 Glass tumbler
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Glass (for drinking) (Tumbler or beaker)

  • Category:

    Glass

  • Place of Origin:

    Possibly Bohemia, Czech Republic or Germany, Europe

  • Date:

    1780-1820

  • Materials:

    Glass (nonlead)

  • Techniques:

    Blown, Wheel-engraved

  • Museum Object Number:

    1960.0297


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Object Number

1960.0297

Object Name

Glass (for drinking) (Tumbler or beaker)

Category

Glass

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Mrs. Waldron Phoenix Belknap

Place of Origin

Possibly Bohemia, Czech Republic or Germany, Europe

Date

1780-1820

Subjects

Gardiner's Island catalog associated

Materials

Glass (nonlead)

Techniques

Blown, Wheel-engraved

Dimensions (inches)

7.835 (H) , 6.132 (Diam)

Dimensions (centimeters)

19.9 (H) , 15.575 (Diam)

Object Description

Web - 08/12/2013

This tumbler or beaker has much in common with examples illustrated in Winterthur's so-called Gardiner's Island Glass Catalogue (71x206.1, Downs collection, Winterthur Library). The 1790-1825 Bohemian glass trade catalog is signed by Johannes Schiefner of Parchen in Bohemia. It once belonged to the Gardiner family of Gardiner's Island, New York, and documents some forms of imported glass which were available in Federal America. Catalog number 59, illustrates a tumbler of similar shape with wheel engraved floral ornament resembling, but differing in details from the Winterthur glass. The floral ornament in the catalogue is a large, asymmetrical stylized bouquet of flowers, featuring cross-hatching as part of the ornament. (There is a narrow wavy line engraved at the rim of the catalogue tumbler.) The title of the glass in the catalogue translates as "[Tumbler]. with engraving, 1 Quart."