Tumbler with Ceramic Portrait of Washington

Object Name: 
Tumbler with Ceramic Portrait of Washington

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Object Name: 
Tumbler with Ceramic Portrait of Washington
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 8.5 cm; Rim Diam: 7.6 cm
On Display
Web Description: 
Christian Gobrecht brought the manufacture of the enclosed ceramic portrait to this country from France. He was employed by the Bakewell firm to make the portraits. Samples were presented to Andrew Jackson and Dewitt Clinton, who had just pressed for the construction of the Erie Canal. During that year, Lafayette made his triumphal tour of the United States and visited the Bakewell glasshouse. No record survives to indicate whether he was presented with a tumbler with his portrait.
McKearin Antiques, Source
Engraved body
Primary Description: 
Tumbler with Ceramic Portrait of Washington. Clear glass; wear marks; free blown, cut and engraved, with an encased sulphide; cylindrical body; above a paneled bottom a frieze of diamonds and fans, below rim a rose-vine circlet, on one side a small medallion of rose-vine sprays enclosing the monogram: "FCW"; in the base a portrait bust ("sulphide") of Washington in uniform.
Corning Museum of Glass 2003-03-20 through 2003-09-01
West Bridge Show
Glassmaking: America's First Industry
Strong Museum 1990-04-17 through 1990-04-29
Arts of the Federal Period
Heritage Plantation of Sandwich 1989-05-07 through 1989-10-29
Flowers Which Clothe the Meadows
Corning Museum of Glass 1978-04-26 through 1978-10-21
The Cut and Engraved Glass of Corning, 1868-1940
Corning Museum of Glass 1977-04 through 1977-10
Toledo Museum of Art 1977-11 through 1978-02
Objects of Fantasy: Glass Inclusions of the Nineteenth Century (2001) illustrated, p. 129, #72; BIB# 68390
Un guide pour la datation de la verrerie de table des annees 1800 a 1940 (2001) illustrated, Fig. 41, center, p. 210; BIB# 96483
Studies in Material Culture Research (2000) illustrated, p. 180, fig. 41; BIB# 71763
The Bulfinch illustrated encyclopedia of antiques (1994) illustrated, p. 99, no. 5; BIB# 26855
A Short History of Glass (1990 edition) (1990) illustrated, p. 75, #65; BIB# 33211
A Short History of Glass (1980 edition) (1980) illustrated, p. 66, #64; BIB# 21161
The Cut and Engraved Glass of Corning 1868-1940 (1977) illustrated, pp. 16, 88, fig. 4, cat. #4; BIB# 28368
Glassmaking: America's First Industry (1976) illustrated, p. 15, fig. 12, left; BIB# 28025
Pittsburgh Glass, 1797-1891 (1976) illustrated, p. 131 (fig. 83); BIB# 19272