Tumbler

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Object Name: 
Tumbler
Accession Number: 
57.4.15 B
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 10.5 cm; Rim Diam: 8.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1770-1800
Primary Description: 
Tumbler. Colorless non-lead glass; blown and enameled. Cylindrical, slightly wider at top. Enameled decoration consists of green scalloped band and yellow and green plain bands near top edge. Around middle of glass a red heart supporting a green plant with blue leaves and red blossoms with a blue and white bird perched in it; similar plants without the heart on each side. Reverse has an inscription in white script "We Two will/be True." Small rough pontil mark on base.
Department: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
We Two will/ be True
inscription
Enameled reverse
A Treasury of World Antiques (1979) illustrated, p. 170; BIB# 21035
18th Century Enameled Beakers with English Inscriptions (1959) illustrated, p. 98, fig. 7, third from left; p. 99, fig. 9, second from left; BIB# AI56168