Tumbler

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Object Name: 
Tumbler
Accession Number: 
55.4.180
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 15.1 cm; Rim Diam: 11.4 cm; Base Diam: 7.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1775-1799
Web Description: 
The people who ordered these glasses must have been prosperous. They could afford a specially inscribed piece. Unfortunately, the names are quite common. We do not know who ordered the tumblers.
Department: 
Provenance: 
McKearin Antiques, Source
1955-11-12
Category: 
Material: 
Primary Description: 
Tumbler. Clear glass with few bubbles; free blown and gilded; body with sides tapering downwards, slightly concave base with rough pontil mark; on upper body a wide golden ribbon with ends loosely scrolled, outlined in dark blue and bearing the name "Mary Russel", below the ribbon an eight-petaled blossom, gilded rim outlined in blue.