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Tumbler or Glass (St. Louis World's Fair)

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE American
  • Place Manufactured: United States
  • DATES 1904
    DIMENSIONS 5 x 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 in. (12.7 x 8.6 x 8.6 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Molded on inside bottom of tumbler, in center: "4"
    INSCRIPTIONS Molded inscriptions around sides of tumbler identifying the scenes: "LOUISIANA PURCHASE MONUMENT"; "ST. LOUIS UNION STATION"; "PALACE OF MACHINERY"; and "CASCADE GARDENS"
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION White milk glass tumbler; cylindrical in shape and tapers toward rounded foot rim. Sides decorated with four molded scenes of the buildings from the St. Louis World's Fair; scenes framed by decorative scroll and floral borders. The four scenes are identified with molded inscriptions: "LOUISIANA PURCHASE MONUMENT"; "ST. LOUIS UNION STATION"; "PALACE OF MACHINERY"; and "CASCADE GARDENS". CONDITION: Fair; approximately 1 1/2 inch hairline crack runs down side from mouth; dirt spots and what could possibly be paint residue (appears blue in color) in crevices.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION American. Tumbler or Glass (St. Louis World's Fair), 1904. Glass, 5 x 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 in. (12.7 x 8.6 x 8.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.243. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.243.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 40.243.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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