Visitors to Mount Vernon routinely commented on the abundance of provisions offered at dinner, which included a selection of beverages ranging from fine wines to ale, beer, and the Philadelphia porter of which George Washington was fond. Malted liquors were traditionally served in glasses, like this one, with deep conical bowls.


Colorless, blown glass ale glass; conical bowl with collar below on spool stem divided by a bladed knop; lower half of bowl cut with short narrow flutes above a horizontal band and panel cut below it; disk foot.


1800 - 1820





Overall: 5 7/8 in. x 2 1/2 in. x 2 1/2 in. (14.94 cm x 6.35 cm x 6.35 cm)

Credit Line

Purchased by the A. Alfred Taubman Acquisition Endowment Fund and partial gift of an anonymous donor, 2004

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Colors (Beta)

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