Tumbler with Galleon

Object Name: 
Tumbler with Galleon

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Object Name: 
Tumbler with Galleon
Accession Number: 
H: 13.2 cm, D (rim): 8.9 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. R. J. Parks
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.
Parks, Mrs. Robert J., Source
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead bubbly glass; mold-blown and enameled. Cylindrical with bands of black enamel at rim; black sailing ship with red and blue pennants enameled below rim; vertical flutes on lower half of body; ground and polished base with "D1565/L8L" in white enamel.
Corning Museum of Glass 2011-05-19 through 2011-12-31
Changing Exhibitions Gallery