Glass Tumbler with a Portrait of Dewitt Clinton

Glass Tumbler with a Portrait of Dewitt Clinton
Glass Tumbler with a Portrait of Dewitt Clinton
Title
Glass Tumbler with a Portrait of Dewitt Clinton
Date 
ca. 1825
Medium 
Glass, ceramic
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 3 in. ( 8.9 x 7.6 cm )
Description 
Colorless blown lead glass tumbler with cut decoration and sulphide; cut decoration consists of strawberry diamonds with tall fans between; two horizontal bands above paneled base; engraved rose vine around rim; rose vines around initials "HPJ" for Henry P. Jones; sulphide of De Witt Clinton incrusted in base.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. Robert G. Goelet
Object Number 
1968.22
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this tumbler was aquired by Henry P. Jones while on tour in the company of De Witt Clinton in 1825. Jones later presented it to his cousin, Mrs. William Sidney Smith.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group