Tumbler with Portrait of Jackson

Object Name: 
Tumbler with Portrait of Jackson

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Object Name: 
Tumbler with Portrait of Jackson
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 8.4 cm; Rim Diam: 7.3 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
Primary Description: 
Tumbler with Portrait of Jackson. Clear glass; wear marks; free blown and cut, with an encased white cameo incrustation; cylindrical body; a frieze of diamonds and fans above the paneled lower body, in the base a portrait bust of Andrew Jackson ("sulphide").
Corning Museum of Glass 2003-03-20 through 2003-09-01
West Bridge Show
Masterpieces of American Glass
Museum of Applied Arts 1990-07-27 through 1990-09-02
State Hermitage Museum 1990-09-15 through 1990-10-21
Museum of the State Institute of Glass 1990-11-02 through 1991-01-04
Glassmaking: America's First Industry
Strong Museum 1990-04-17 through 1990-04-29
Pittsburgh Glass
Greenfield Village 1976-11 through 1977-03
Henry Ford Museum 1976-11 through 1977-03
East Side Winter Antiques Show
Park Avenue Armory
Hikari no shouchu: sekai no garasu = The glass (1992) p. 157, #265; BIB# 58995
Masterpieces of American Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 16, 92, pl. 18; BIB# 33046
Glassmaking: America's First Industry (1976) illustrated, p. 15, fig. 12, second from left; BIB# 28025
Two Hundred Years of American Blown Glass (Doubleday edition) (1950) pl. 82, #3, pp. 284-285; BIB# 25299