About this artwork
This tumbler presents an engraved scene of the Bank of Pennsylvania, based on George Strickland’s plate for C. G. Child’s Views in Philadelphia and Its Environs from Original Drawings Taken in 1827–30. Although initially believed to have been made and sold in Philadelphia, it is more likely that this object was made by a Bohemian firm—the Bohemians were celebrated during the late 18th and 19th centuries for glass engraving—and retailed by a Philadelphia merchant. It is also possible that the tumbler was made in Bohemia and engraved by a Philadelphia glasscutter.
- Blown, engraved, and cut glass
- 11.1 × 8.1 cm (4 3/8 × 3 3/16 in.)
- Restricted gift of Charles C. Haffner III, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Buchbinder Fund, Julius and Augusta N. Rosenwald Collection of Glass Fund, and Harry & Maribel G. Blum Fund