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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.




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, Gallery 172


Applied Arts of Europe




Bohemia (Object made in)

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Blown, engraved, and cut glass


11.1 × 8.1 cm (4 3/8 × 3 3/16 in.)

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Purchased with funds provided by 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

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