Vase with Galleon

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Object Name: 
Vase with Galleon
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 16.2 cm, W: 12.8 cm, D: 10.4 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Gerald Eggert
Web Description: 
Tavern Glass was a sought-after collectible that was much less expensive to make than either the colored specialties or the cut and engraved pieces. It was probably inspired by imported 19th-century German beer tumblers, and it appealed to people who were interested in America’s history. Tavern Glass was first produced as tumblers (tumblers were used in taverns for drinking beer, hence the name of the glass). When the line became popular, it was expanded to include other shapes, such as vases, plates, candlesticks, and centerpiece bowls. The decoration is enameled or engraved.
Eggert, Gerald M., Source
D1510 / 282
Enameled On undersidt of base. White Enamel
Primary Description: 
Colorless, bubbly glass; blown, applied enamel. Slightly flattened, round bodied vase that narrows significantly at neck and flares to a small rim with a black enameled border. Decorated near the top and bottom with additional black borders and at mid-body with a black ship with black sails and an image of an eagle(?) on the main sail.
Corning Museum of Glass 2011-05-19 through 2011-12-31
Changing Exhibitions Gallery