Tumbler

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Object Name: 
Tumbler
Accession Number: 
55.4.59
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 11 cm; Rim Diam: 7.9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1830-1835
Primary Description: 
Tumbler. Clear heavy glass; free blown, cut and engraved; cylindrical body; on the obverse a raised panel framed by narrow bands of fine cross-hatching and depicting a group of buildings above the inscription: "WIDOWS AND ORPHANS ASYLUM in Philadelphia"; at bottom a band of diamonds; on the reverse three festoons of fine diamonds above vertical graduated ribs; at base a multi-pointed star.
Department: 
Provenance: 
McKearin Antiques, Source
1955-11-12
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
WIDOWS AND ORPHANS ASYLUM in Philadelphia
inscription
Engraved body, obverse
Nineteenth-Century America
Venue(s)
Metropolitan Museum of Art
The exhibition is the first comprehensive exhibition to examine the vast range of American painting, sculpture, and decorative arts throughout the nineteenth century. Concentrating on America's most ambitious work from the federal style of the late eighteenth century to the early work of Frank Lloyd Wright in the twentieth, the exhibition aims at clarifying the complex and overlapping succession of tastes and ideas throughout the nineteenth century. At the beginning of this century, American art and design were basically a provincial, if vital, reflection of European fashions. By the end of the century, however, native styles had evolved, and Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Comfort Tiffany and others were influencing ideas and styles abroad.
Glasses Engraved with American Views (1994-07) illustrated, p. 78, pl. II; BIB# AI33194
Two Hundred Years of American Blown Glass (Doubleday edition) (1950) pl. 79, #5, pp. 278-279; BIB# 25299