Beaker

A work made of blown, engraved, and cut glass.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of blown, engraved, and cut glass.

Date:

1830/40

Artist:

Probably Czech Republic, Bohemia

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.

On View

European Decorative Art, Gallery 172

Title

Beaker

Origin

Bohemia

Date

1830–1840

Medium

Blown, engraved, and cut glass

Dimensions

11.1 × 8.1 cm (4 3/8 × 3 3/16 in.)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

2008.665

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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