Tumbler with portrait of Dewitt Clinton

Tumbler with portrait of Dewitt Clinton
Tumbler with portrait of Dewitt Clinton
Title
Tumbler with 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; cylindrical form with four cut bands 5/8" below rim; six alternating plain and fine diamond grid panels; one plain panel engraved with initials "DWC" for De Witt Clinton; fourteen deep panels cut around base; sulphide of De Witt Clinton incrusted in base.
Credit Line 
Gift of Alfred De Witt
Object Number 
1884.4
Gallery Label 
According to accession records, this tumbler was part of a set presented to Governor De Witt Clinton. The set was later given to the father of the donor (Peter De Witt). The cameo in the base is attributed to Apsley Pelatt of London.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group