Wine or Firing Glass

Object Name: 
Wine or Firing Glass

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Object Name: 
Wine or Firing Glass
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 11.5 cm; Rim Diam (max): 6 cm; Foot Diam (max): 7 cm
On Display
about 1700-1799
Primary Description: 
Wine or Firing Glass. Colorless non-lead glass, of grayish cast; free-blown and crudely engraved. Large drawn bowl and wide hollow "stem" tapering to applied wide terraced (1 step) circular firing foot with plain rim, rough pontil mark; on one side, a large "B" and, around upper part, leaf and scrolled-vine circlet below a hair and a wavy line.
McKearin, George S. (b. 1874), Source
Amelung Glass: An Exhibition of Wares from New Bremen, Maryland, including pieces attributed to Amelung and some examples of Stiegel, Pittsburgh, Sandwich, etc., 1750-1875
Maryland Historical Society
American Glass (1948) (1948) illustrated, p. 99, #10, pl. 35; 110 ff.; BIB# 25297