4 Wachtmeister in their Original Straw Package

Object Name: 
4 Wachtmeister in their Original Straw Package

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Object Name: 
4 Wachtmeister in their Original Straw Package
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Overall L: 45.5 cm, Diam (max): 5.6 cm
On Display
Web Description: 
Almost as important as making the glass is transporting it safely to the customer. In times when wheels were not pneumatic, the roads rough, and neither polystyrene nor foam materials were available, this was not a trivial task. Packaging required experience and care, and then it was typically ripped off and discarded as soon as the wares reached their destination. Very rarely has pre-modern glass packaging survived, but when it has, it offers an astonishing insight into this skill. These shot glasses were made in northern Germany in the late 18th or early 19th century.
Kunst-und Auktionhaus Dr. Jurgen Fischer, Source
Primary Description: 
Almost colorless glass with grey tint; blown, tooled, assembled; tied straw. Shot glasses are stacked end to end, wrapped in straw with additional straw used to tied the package together.
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2006 (2007) illustrated, p. 9, top; BIB# AI92696
Notes: Corning Museum Makes Major Additions to Glass Collection (2007) illustrated, p. 269, fig. 1;
Europaisches Glas, Studioglas (2006) p. 27, #66; BIB# 95313