Wineglass

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Object Name: 
Wineglass
Accession Number: 
96.4.69
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 12.7 cm; Rim Diam: 7 cm; Foot Diam: 6.6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1867-1875
Web Description: 
Louis Vaupel was the chief engraver at the New England Glass Company from shortly after his arrival there in 1851 until the company closed in 1888. He seems to have created the coat-of-arms, which is also found on a goblet now in the collection of the St. Louis Art Museum. The feathered figures perhaps represent Indians and may have some reference to the Odd Fellows as Vaupel was very active in the Cambridge lodge.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Fauster, Carl U., Former Collection
Woody Auction, Source
1996-05-30
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; blown, tooled, applied, cut, engraved. Bucket shaped bowl, copper-wheel engraved on one side with monogram "LV" within a circular frame of dots and on the other with a coat of arms having four quarterings on a shield surmounted by a helmet and mantling, upper left is a male figure wearing feathers on his head, upper right a peacock, lower left another peacock and lower right another male with feathers; applied 6-sided stem, applied circular foot with star cut on underside.