Tumbler with Cut Decoration and Portrait Medallion

Object Name: 
Tumbler with Cut Decoration and Portrait Medallion

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Object Name: 
Tumbler with Cut Decoration and Portrait Medallion
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Overall H: 8.5 cm, Diam: 8.3 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of The Ruth Bryan Strauss Memorial Foundation
Web Description: 
Christian Gobrecht brought the manufacture of the enclosed ceramic portrait to this country from France. He was employed by the Bakewell firm to make the portraits. Samples were presented to Andrew Jackson and Dewitt Clinton, who had just pressed for the construction of the Erie Canal. During that year, Lafayette made his triumphal tour of the United States and visited the Bakewell glasshouse. No record survives to indicate whether he was presented with a tumbler with his portrait.
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Former Collection
Strauss Memorial Foundation, Ruth Bryan, Source
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass, clay; blown , cut. Cylindrical shape, diamond and star cutting around sides, sulphide of Benjamin Franklin facing left in a rectangular panel on one side, signed on edge: "GOBRECHT;" base with cut star.
American Glass in the Jerome Strauss Collection (1980-08) fig. 3, p. 274; BIB# AI9966