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Goblet: Stadtbad/Steinbad

Object Number: 
1944.135
Date: 
1840-1860
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 14.6 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Colorless non-lead cut glass goblet stained ruby red; tall faceted bucket-shaped bowl with plain recessed rim joined by faceted concave stem to domed base with scalloped edge; 3 of the 4 panels on bowl engraved with images of neoclassical buildings with inscriptions "Steinbad" Stadtbad" and Neubad," underside of base cut with rays.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this goblet belonged to W.B. Renshaw, commander of the Union gunboat "Wakefield." Renshaw ordered the ship sunk to prevent its capture by the Confederates, and was killed in the explosion. The goblet was recovered when the ship was recovered.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Edwin M. Blake
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group