Covered Tankard

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Object Name: 
Covered Tankard
Accession Number: 
91.3.69 A
Overall H: 22 cm, W: 15.5 cm, Diam: 13.2 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. McCullough Turner
Primary Description: 
Colorless, opaque white and blue probably non-lead glasses (with low lead content); blown, striped. Bulbous shape with waisted neck, pad feet, and hinged cover; the cover of domed form with broad, flat brim, encasing spiral stripes of opaque white glass alternating with stripes of opaque blue glass; polished concave pontil on top; mounted with stamped, gilded brass rim decorated with knurled edges and foliate scrolls on the sides; elaborate, cast scrolled thumbpiece attached at the back and to a rod in circular hinge mount, the face plate of the hinge with raised concentric rings, the hinge attached to the glass handle with pinned straps decorated with foliate scrolls; the body of the tankard with spiral opaque white and blue stripes matching those on the cover; the rim polished flat; waisted neck, compressed bulbous body, and flaring disk feet; applied loop handle enclosing two opaque white and two blue spiral stripes running throughout the lengths, the lower tip polished flat; the bottom of the feet polished flat, and with polished concave pontil mark; small oval tan paper label on the base pontil mark inscribed "27" in ink.
Johnson, Elizabeth McCullough, Former Collection
Turner, Mrs. J. McCullough, Source
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1991 (1992) illustrated, p. 9; BIB# AI96378
Recent Important Acquisitions, 34 (1992) illustrated, Cover, frontispiece; p. 139, #31; BIB# AI30154