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Glass Tumbler with a Portrait of Dewitt Clinton

Object Number: 
1968.22
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Robert G. Goelet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group