Tumbler

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Object Name: 
Tumbler
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
64.2.5
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 9.7 cm, Diam (max): 7.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1770-1775
Primary Description: 
Opaque white lead glass; blown, cut, and gilt. Circular form, with tapered, straight sides; panel-cut at the base; with gilt decoration: gilt rim, the flutes with alternating gilt "mosaic" and sunburst patterns; the band above the flutes with gilt classical figures, including two men, one leaning on a shield, the other offering flowers; and two women, one holding a cup and pail, the other a dish, derived from a classical source; flat base with polished pontil mark.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Henrich, Wilhelm, Former Collection
Coloured Glass (1968) p. 63; BIB# 25347
James Giles as a decorator of glass: Part 1 (1966-06) pp. 99-101, figs. 9, 10;