Overall: 5 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. ( 14.6 x 11.4 cm )
Colorless, non-lead blown and pattern-molded glass tumber; tapered form with 32 molded flutes around lower portion of body with band of wheel-engraved stylized vine motifs at rim; flat base with pontil mark.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
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 tumblers is unknown. These wares were also often incorrectly attributed to Henry Stiegel's 18th-century glass works in Manheim, PA.
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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