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Lot 138: FREE-BLOWN AND ENGRAVED TAPER TUMBLER
May 15, 2013
Mt. Crawford, VA, USALive Auction
Description: FREE-BLOWN AND ENGRAVED TAPER TUMBLER, colorless with a decided gray cast, engraved with a hare flanked by flowers and leaves on front, "benedict / burger / 1751" on reverse, double band of wavy lines below rim, rough pontil mark. Together with a copy of the Wistarburgh Glassworks booklet referenced below. Possibly Casper and Richard Wistar's Wistarburgh Glassworks, New Jersey.
Condition Report: Undamaged.
Notes: This inscription for Benedict Burger is identical to the 1751 Margareta Wisterin tumbler (acc. 86.4.195) on display at the Corning Museum of Glass. The Corning tumbler is one of a pair made for Casper Wistar's daughter Margaret nine years before her marriage to Reuben Haines. The source of the Corning tumbler was Elizabeth Morris Wistar (d. 1993).
Provenance: From the personal collection of Kenneth Lyon.
Dimensions: 4" H, 3 1/4" D rim.
By the same hand as the example illustrated by Arlene Palmer - The Wistarburgh Glassworks: The Beginning of Jersey Glassmaking, p. 30, fig. 21.
Date: Dated 1751.