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c1815 Hand Blown Slice Cut Bucket Bowl Flint Glass Rummer or Goblet with Button Stem and Pontil (Pittsburgh or . . .)
Antique hand blown and panel cut goblet or rummer in lead crystal with ground and polished pontil from the 1800 to 1830 period, hence the c1815 mid-date (see all Photos). Antique cut button stem glasses are far less common to find today than plain button stem glasses, and antique rummer and goblets with button stems are even harder to find. This glass was likely made in the United States either in New England or the Pittsburgh area although similar glasses were made in England and Ireland. An example of a panel cut button stem wine glass in the same shape as the rummer listed here is shown on page 7 in ‘Glass Tablewares, Bowls and Vases’ by Jane Shadel Spillman (published in 1982 by Alfred A, Knopf). Examples like the one shown in the Knopf book have been attributed to Bakewell’s glass factory in western Pennsylvania. And an US origin is very plausible given the imperfections evident in the glass and its tooling marks (tiny bubbles noticeable throughout all three pieces with a few larger ones measuring up to 1/4 inches long; see Photo 4 at about 9 o’clock on the base). Most English and Irish flint glass is relatively free of bubbles given their consumers’ preferences.
Only the large rummer shown in the first 7 photos is for sale here (the other items shown in Photos 8 and 9 are not for sale in this listing). The Photos help illustrate that this is a comparatively large glass, one that stands about 5 5/8 inches tall (see Photos 8 and 9). Furthermore, it is constructed from three individual pieces of hand tooled and worked glass: (1) a large bucket bowl, (2) a drawn and tooled button stem, and (3) a broad conical foot (see Photos 1, 2 and 3). All three sections are hand tooled and not molded or pressed. Each section exhibits stress lines or rilling from being worked by the glass blower. The rim displays fine turning lines for about 1/4 inch just below its rounded edge from fire polishing and tooling it after shearing off excess glass. The base displays similar concentric striations (see Photo 3).
Photo 8 reveals how this paneled rummer fluoresces bright purplish white under short wave ultraviolet light because it is lead crystal. Common soda glass does not contain lead crystal and therefore fluoresces yellow rather than purplish white. The engraved tumbler and press glass vase in Photo 8 illustrate this point and fluoresce yellow rather than purple.
Finally, this large hand blown and cut glass is in excellent condition and has twelve hand cut and polished panels that form the lower half of the bowl (see Photos 1 and 6). It is about 200 years old as mentioned above. Wear is evident on the outer edge of the foot from use and on top of the rim from cleaning and drying the glass. It is a wonderful antique example in an uncommon size of a glass shape more typically found without the twelve slice cut panels. And so if you are an avid flint glass collector, cut glass enthusiast or early American decorative arts patron, then do make sure you seriously consider this one while it is still available. And if the buyer is not 100% satisfied with this flint glass goblet, then she/he may return it using my return policy for a refund (see complete Return Policy for details farther below). You also have the option to ask for a customized lay-away plan for purchasing this item (and others when combining orders) by simply requesting the terms you wish to use and then let Doc take care of setting it up and combining any items together as desired (payment installments may be modified at any time should the unexpected ever arise, just let me know by email and I’ll change the due dates).
SIZE and CONDITION: This flint glass rummer stands about 5 5/8 inches tall and has a rim diameter that measures about 3 1/2 inches across. The conical foot on this glass has a diameter of about 3 inches. Furthermore, this glass is in excellent condition and does not have any chips, hairlines, star cracks, major scratches, repairs or restorations. This large glass is perfect for displaying on a shelf, mantle, bar top or in a cabinet along with other antique stemware and glass ware. A better slice cut and paneled hand blown goblet would be hard to find today without paying more than the price asked here. And if the buyer is not completely satisfied, then she/he may return this glass for a refund (see our complete return policy for all details as noted below).
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