Tumbler

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Object Name: 
Tumbler
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
88.4.14
Dimensions: 
H: 13.4 cm, D(rim): 7.1 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1939
Primary Description: 
Colorless, with opaque light and dark blue non-lead glasses; machine blown into a mold, silk-screened enamel decoration. Art Deco tumbler with narrow fire-polished lip, straight-sided walls taper in slightly at flat base; walls decorated with light blue block letters "MARINE - TRANSPORTATION - BUILDING" in an undulating line over stylized graphic depiction of the building also in light blue, over larger dark blue letters in elongated face "NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR - 1939" encircling vessel slightly above base edge; concentric ring mold marks on base; unsigned.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Lost City Arts, Source
1988-02-03