Tumbler with portrait of Dewitt Clinton

Object Number: 
ca. 1825
Glass, ceramic
Overall: 3 1/2 x 3 in. ( 8.9 x 7.6 cm )
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Alfred De Witt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group