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George Washington (1732-1799)
Oil on canvas
Artist/Maker:Asher Brown Durand
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Opalescent white blown glass bowl and tumbler, both with flared rim edged in gilding and initials "PTB" in gilding on side.
Gift of Henry H. Rennell
According to the accession records, this bowl and tumbler were part of a set owned by P. T. Barnum (1810-1891), great-grandfather of the donor. The bowls and tumblers in this set were apparently used for mouth-rinsing after a meal.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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