Tumbler

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Object Name: 
Tumbler
Accession Number: 
55.4.281
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 20 cm; Rim Diam: 15 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1790-1795
Web Description: 
This glass bears the initials of Metha's husband, George Repold. He was a Baltimore merchant who did business with the Amelung factory.
Department: 
Provenance: 
McKearin Antiques, Source
1955-11-12
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
G.M.R.
inscription
Engraved body
Primary Description: 
Tumbler. Clear glass with dark grey tinge and few minute bubbles; wear marks at base; free blown and engraved; straight sided body tapering downwards, base with rough pontil mark; on body a large medallion formed by leaf scrolls and floral, barley and wheat sprays, enclosing the initials in script: "G.M.R." (for George and Metha Repold), on reverse a vignette depicting a Maryland farmhouse facing a tall tree flanked by shrubbery, and in foreground three domestic fowls below, two in flight.
Masterpieces of American Glass
Venue(s)
Museum of Applied Arts 1990-07-27 through 1990-09-02
State Hermitage Museum 1990-09-15 through 1990-10-21
Museum of the State Institute of Glass 1990-11-02 through 1991-01-04
Independence Pursued: 17th and 18th c. American Glass: Amelung
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1976-05 through 1976-11
 
East Side Winter Antiques Show
Venue(s)
Park Avenue Armory
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 3) (2012) pp. 85, 682; BIB# 61154
The illustrated encyclopedia of glass (2011) illustrated, p. 11; BIB# 128671
American Antiques and Collectibles (2001) illustrated, p. 265; BIB# 76353
A Connoisseur's Guide to Antique Glass (1999) illustrated, p. 67; detail, pp. 68-69; BIB# 67965
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 1) (1999) pp. 189, 250; BIB# 61154
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 99, #93; BIB# 35679
A Catalogue of American Antiques (1990) illustrated, p. 93; BIB# 69239
Masterpieces of American Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 9, 91, pl. 7; BIB# 33046
Glass Tableware, Bowls and Vases (1982) pl. 41; BIB# 22048
John Frederick Amelung and the New Bremen Glassmanufactory (1976) illustrated, pp. 100-101, #28 fig. 47 A-C; BIB# AI6136
Treasures in Glass (1966) illustrated, pp. 54-55, #102; BIB# 28036
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