Finger Bowl and Plate

Object Name: 
Finger Bowl and Plate

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Object Name: 
Finger Bowl and Plate
Accession Number: 
85.4.96
Dimensions: 
(A) Fingerbowl H: 11.8 cm; (B) Plate Diam (max): 19.2
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1918
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isabel Dorflinger
Web Description: 
This is a company sample from a set made for President Mario Garcia Menocal of Cuba, who served from 1913 to 1921. The bowl is engraved with Menocal's insignia, a shield showing stripes, a palm tree, and a key.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Dorflinger, Katherine, Former Collection
Dorflinger, Isabel, Source
1985-12-05
Primary Description: 
Finger Bowl and Plate. Colorless lead glass; blown, cut and engraved. (A) Hemispherical, blown on a straight stem with a circular foot having a polished pontil mark underneath; body cut with vertical parallel base and engraved with a shield showing a palm tree, stripes and a key (the insignia of the Cuban president). (B) Matching circular plate has same cutting and engraving.
C. Dorflinger & Sons: An American Tradition in Fine Crystal (1987-08) illustrated, p. 23; BIB# 38149