Tumbler

Tumbler
Title
Tumbler
Date 
1780-1820
Medium 
Glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 3/8 x 6 1/4 in. ( 21.3 x 15.9 cm )
Description 
Colorless, non-lead, blown glass tumbler; tapered from with wheel-engraved decoration in the form of a stylized spray of tulips, flat base with pontil mark.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number 
1938.50
Gallery Label 
Central European glassware was exported to America in great quantity in the late-18th and early-19th century America, and found a ready market among German- and Anglo-Americans. Though often refered to as flip glasses (flip is an alcoholic beverage), the exact function of these large tumblers is unknown. These wares were also often incorrectly attributed to Henry Stiegel's 18th-century glass works in Manheim, PA.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group