Tumbler

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Object Name: 
Tumbler
Accession Number: 
50.3.66
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 8.5 cm; Rim Diam (max): 7.8 cm; Base Diam (max): 6.8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1800-1899
Primary Description: 
Tumbler. Colorless lead glass of grayish cast; free-blown and engraved. Squat cylindrical form with thick base with large ground and polished center on bottom; engraved decoration in Empire style: at top, dot and vee line edging; dots between tiny ovals in vee line above and below wide band with large clear diamonds having a dot in each corner and stylized flower in center and, on "frosted" triangles between diamonds, polished ovals; bottom edge, circlet of crossed (x) lines and tiny horizontal ovals between two vertical ovals.
Provenance: 
Macbeth, George D. (1892-1968), Source
1950-10-01
Material: