Tumbler with cover

Tumbler with cover
Title
Tumbler with cover
Date 
1780-1820
Medium 
Glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. ( 21 x 15.9 cm )
Description 
Colorless non-lead blown glass tumbler with cover; tapered form with wheel-engraved decoration consisting of a two-handled basket with tulip and two leafy sprays surrounded by squiggled lines on the obverse with a small stylized floral spray on the reverse, flat base with ground pontil mark; double-domed cover with straight sides inset below flange with applied ball finial with pontil mark, decorated with band of wheel-engraved stylized vines.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number 
1952.212ab
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