Tumbler

Object Number: 
1937.986
Date: 
1780-1820
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 in. ( 14 x 10.8 cm )
Description: 
Colorless, non-lead, blown glass tumbler of tapered form with flat bottom with pontil mark.
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.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group