Commemorative Wineglass

Object Name: 
Commemorative Wineglass

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Object Name: 
Commemorative Wineglass
Accession Number: 
87.4.55
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 17.2 cm; Rim Diam (max): 8.4 cm; Base Diam: 9.1 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1773
Credit Line: 
Gift in part of Roland C. and Sarah Katheryn Luther, Roland C. Luther III, Edwin C. Luther III, and Ann Luther Dexter
Web Description: 
Henry William Stiegel, who opened a glasshouse in Manheim, Pennsylvania, in 1764, was also a manufacturer of bottles. His main interest, however, was fine lead glass tableware in the English tradition. He advertised a wide assortment of table glass, including tumblers and decanters in several sizes. Unfortunately, none of the products from his factory, which closed in 1774, is signed. One of Stiegel’s wineglasses was made to commemorate the marriage of his daughter, Elizabeth, to William Old. The couple’s initials appear on the glass. This is the only known piece that can be positively attributed to the Stiegel glasshouse. It was acquired by the Museum from Stiegel’s descendants.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Luther, Roland C., Source
1987-09-29
Luther, Roland C., Source
1987-09-29
Category: 
Primary Description: 
Colorless, opaque white lead glass; blown, copper wheel engraved. Cup shaped bowl, engraved with a rose sprig on one side and "W e E" / OLD" within a heart-shaped cartouche formed by vines on the other; applied straight stem with double opaque white twist, applied circular foot, rough pontil mark underneath.
American Rococo: Eighteenth Century Elegance in Ornament
Venue(s)
Metropolitan Museum of Art 1992-01-29 through 1992-05-17
Los Angeles County Museum of Art 1992-07-02 through 1992-09-27
Glass: A Short History (Smithsonian Books edition) (2012) illustrated, p. 89; BIB# 130360
Glass: A Short History (The British Museum edition) (2012) illustrated, p. 89; BIB# 135965
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 3) (2012) pp. 86, 683; BIB# 61154
Oceans of Wine (2009) illustrated, plates between 306 and 307; BIB# 113240
Interior Design and Decoration (6th ed.) (2008) illustrated, pp. 458-459, fig. 19-32; BIB# 96297
Interior Design and Decoration (5th ed.) (2002) illustrated, p. 496, fig. 18-40; BIB# 69250
The Bulfinch illustrated encyclopedia of antiques (1994) illustrated, p. 99, no. 2; BIB# 26855
American Rococo, 1750-1775: Elegance in Ornament (1992) p. 230, #166; BIB# 25683
Seasons Greetings from Sherry-Lehmann (1990/11) illustrated, p. 15; BIB# 90994
A Short History of Glass (1990 edition) (1990) illustrated, p. 71-73, #61; BIB# 33211
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1987 (1988) illustrated, p. 2-3, 5;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 30 (1988) illustrated, pp. 106-107, #11; BIB# AI20606