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Overall H: 15 cm; Rim Diam: 10.5 cm
Not on Display
Web Description: 
Tavern Glass was a sought-after collectible that was much less expensive to make than either the colored specialties or the cut and engraved pieces. It was probably inspired by imported 19th-century German beer tumblers, and it appealed to people who were interested in America’s history. Tavern Glass was first produced as tumblers (tumblers were used in taverns for drinking beer, hence the name of the glass). When the line became popular, it was expanded to include other shapes, such as vases, plates, candlesticks, and centerpiece bowls. The decoration is enameled or engraved.
McKearin Antiques, Source
Primary Description: 
Clear heavy glass; pattern-molded and engraved; straight sided beaker tapering to slightly concave base with a round waffle-like impression on the pontil mark; the lower body has a pattern of vertical flutes, the upper body has a peasant-type decoration of intersecting and diamonds in comparatively deep engraving accompanied by discs and half discs; the ovals have cross hatching; above is a groove and below the rim a curving line and shallow engraving.
Corning Museum of Glass 2011-05-19 through 2011-12-31
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Fakes and Forgeries
Minneapolis Institute of Arts 1973-05-11 through 1973-09-29