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Spittoon/Vase

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 6 in. ( 16.5 x 15.2 cm )
Description: 
Amber and aquamarine blown glass spittoon or cuspidor with so-called "lily-pad" decoration; squat globular body curved in at shoulders with a narrow neck and wide flaring rim with outward-folded edge, with second gather of glass tooled up into six peeks; with applied aquamarine disc foot with crimped edge.
Object Number: 
INV.3815
Gallery Label: 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a mortar and pestle set with an amber body and an aquamarine base dating to the late-nineteenth century.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1900
eMuseum Object ID: 
25509
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Pocket bottle

Classification: 
Date: 
1770-1774
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 5/8 x 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. ( 11.7 x 8.9 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Amethyst blown lead glass pocket bottle faintly pattern molded with rows of about twenty-four diamonds; flattened ovoid body and cylindrical neck; pontil mark on base.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number: 
1942.503
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1774
eMuseum Object ID: 
25409
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Sphere (witch ball)

Classification: 
Date: 
1830-1860
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/4 in. ( 13.3 cm )
Description: 
Aquamarine and opaque white blown glass sphere with open pontil mark at one end and applied opaque white threads pulled up to create a loop pattern and then overlaid with colorless glass.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.979
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1860
eMuseum Object ID: 
25337
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Glass Tumbler with a Portrait of Dewitt Clinton

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1825
Medium: 
Glass, ceramic
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 3 in. ( 8.9 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Colorless blown lead glass tumbler with cut decoration and sulphide; cut decoration consists of strawberry diamonds with tall fans between; two horizontal bands above paneled base; engraved rose vine around rim; rose vines around initials "HPJ" for Henry P. Jones; sulphide of De Witt Clinton incrusted in base.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Robert G. Goelet
Object Number: 
1968.22
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this tumbler was aquired by Henry P. Jones while on tour in the company of De Witt Clinton in 1825. Jones later presented it to his cousin, Mrs. William Sidney Smith.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1825
eMuseum Object ID: 
25132
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Decanter with stopper

Classification: 
Date: 
1790-1830
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/2 x 4 in. ( 24.1 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Colorless (with a purple-gray tint) blown and cut lead glass decanter with pressed glass stopper; bulbous form with sloping shoulders, tapered neck, flanged lip, and flat base with pontil mark; cut with flutes on neck, shoulders, and at base, 3 cut vertical bands on neck, and engraved band on body of alternating feather and branch motifs within two horizontal lines with saw-tooth decoration; pressed disk stopper with cut bull's eye.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Catherine Augusta De Peyster
Object Number: 
1911.67a
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1830
eMuseum Object ID: 
25120
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Goblet

Classification: 
Date: 
1933
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 5/8 x 3 7/8 in. ( 16.8 x 9.8 cm )
Description: 
Colorless blown lead-glass goblet; bucket-shaped bowl joined by inverted baluster knop to pedestal base with pontil mark; engraved on one side of bowl an eagle above 2 birds above a domed building all superimposed on a ring of stars, on the other side the inscription "REPEAL OF THE 18TH AMENDMENT 1933."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Gilbert Bergen
Object Number: 
1973.34b
Marks: 
engraved: on bowl; "REPEAL OF THE/ 18TH/ AMENDMENT/ 1933" printed: underside of base; "REPEAL GLASS/ VERNAY/ MADE IN ENGLAND"
Gallery Label: 
The 18th Amendment to the Constitution, Prohibition, was repealed by the passage of the 21st Amendment in 1933.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1933
eMuseum Object ID: 
25091
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Mug

Classification: 
Date: 
1790-1810
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall (Excluding Handle): 5 1/4 in. × 3 1/2 in. (13.3 × 8.9 cm)
Description: 
Opaque white non-lead glass mug; barrel-shaped mug with applied handle crimped at end with gold band at rim and polychrome picture of eagle with "Liberty" in script above and one gold star below, all within foliate wreath surrounded by 14 gold stars; slightly domed base with pontil mark.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Louise Whitin
Object Number: 
1921.15
Gallery Label: 
Opaque white glass, known in the period as "glass china" was an imitation of Chinese porcelain made throughout Europe. Mugs with eagles and "Liberty" were made in Italy in the 19th century for the American market. According to the accession records, this mug was made in Bristol, England, to commemorate the admittance of Vermont into the Union, May 4, 1791. A curatorial card dated 4/1/61 notes that a Mrs. Wm. Wright owns a similar mug with 15 stars that marked the admission of Kentucky in 1793.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1810
eMuseum Object ID: 
25043
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Tumbler

Classification: 
Date: 
1780-1820
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 3/8 x 6 1/4 in. ( 21.3 x 15.9 cm )
Description: 
Colorless, non-lead, blown glass beaker or tumbler (possibly missing a lid); tapered from with wheel-engraved decoration in the form of a stylized spray of tulips, flat base with pontil mark.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number: 
1938.50
Gallery Label: 
Central European glassware was exported to America in great quantity in the late-18th and early-19th century America, and found a ready market among German- and Anglo-Americans. Though often refered to as flip glasses (flip is an alcoholic beverage), the exact function of these large tumblers is unknown. These wares were also often incorrectly attributed to Henry Stiegel's 18th-century glass works in Manheim, PA.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1820
eMuseum Object ID: 
25023
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Tumbler with cover

Classification: 
Date: 
1780-1820
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. ( 21 x 15.9 cm )
Description: 
Colorless, non-lead glass; blown. Beaker (or tumbler) with cover; tapered form with wheel-engraved decoration consisting of a two-handled basket with tulip and two leafy sprays surrounded by squiggled lines on the obverse with a small stylized floral spray on the reverse, flat base with ground pontil mark; double-domed cover with straight sides inset below flange with applied ball finial with pontil mark, decorated with band of wheel-engraved stylized vines.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number: 
1952.212ab
Gallery Label: 
Central European glassware was exported to America in great quantity in the late-18th and early-19th century America, and found a ready market among German- and Anglo-Americans. Though often refered to as flip glasses (flip is an alcoholic beverage), the exact function of these large tumblers is unknown. These wares were also often incorrectly attributed to Henry Stiegel's 18th-century glass works in Manheim, PA.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1820
eMuseum Object ID: 
24990
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bottle or decanter

Classification: 
Date: 
1750-1800
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 3 in. ( 16.5 x 8.9 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Colorless blown nonlead glass bottle (or decanter); rectangular body (eight-sided) with rounded shoulders with ridge formed by second gather; conical neck with lip; low push-up; pontil mark on bottom; polychrome enamel-painted decoration consisting of floral motifs on one side and bird within medallion on other side.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. F. MacDonald Sinclair (Jennie H. Sinclair)
Object Number: 
1965.771e
Gallery Label: 
While wares with this enameled decoration were long thought by collectors and scholars to be the product of Henry Steigel's Manheim Glass Works, there is no evidence that any of these enameled wares were made in America. Their exact function is unknown. (See Publications)
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
24900
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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