Jellies, clear or colored confections flavored with spices and fruit, were typically served in individual glasses. Their presentation was further enhanced by the cut decoration lavished on each glass. By the late eighteenth century, elite households presented the dessert amid a dramatic table setting of mirrored plateaux, flowers, and porcelain figurines. This example, with its neoclassical wheel cut decoration of bellflowers and fluting, was probably acquired by the Washingtons in the 1790s. More

Date

1790-1800


Geography


Material/Technique

Glass


Dimensions

Overall (Height): 4 1/4 in. x 2 1/2 in. x 2 1/2 in. (10.8 cm x 6.35 cm x 6.35 cm)
Other (foot): 2 1/16 in. x 2 1/16 in. (5.23 cm x 5.23 cm)


Credit

Purchase, 1892


Object Number

W-522/D


Colors


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