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Object Name Goblet
Catalog Number 1903.6
Date ca. 1840
Material(s) Glass
Dimensions H-6 Dia-3.5 inches
Description This is an engraved and cut glass goblet. It has a semi-oviform bowl on an applied square base or foot. The bowl has a ½” wide frosted, decorative, horizontal band with engraved saw-tooth edging below the rim. The interior of the band decoration consists of alternating engraved stars and three vertical lines. The body of the bowl has six horizontal rows of stars creating all-over diagonal pattern. The base of the bowl has fluting of eight cut panels with round tops. The
bowl on octagonal stem is separated by an octagonal collar or merese.
2 ½” x 2 ½” square base with two rounded steps to stem; 12-scalloped indentation pressed into bottom (not centered).
Notes Family tradition held that the goblet was used by Dr. Pendleton of Virginia, a grand nephew of President James Monroe. The tradition dated the goblet to ca. 1840.
Collection Eliza Overton Collection
People Madison, James
Pendleton, Dr.
Subjects immigration
Glassware
Dining
Search Terms Virginia
glass
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS