Due to its fragility, few pieces of glass associated with the Washingtons survive. At the end of his second presidential term, George Washington meticulously itemized all the furnishings procured by Congress for use in the executive residence. The glassware he considered his own, inasmuch as it had "been worn out, broken, stolen and replaced (at private expense) over & over again." The shape of this wine glass, as well as its wheel-engraved decoration, suggests it was part of his presidential equipage.


Colorless, blown glass wine glass with conical bowl, tapered drawn stem, and conical foot; wheel engraved around top of bowl with a band of widely-spaced stars between horizontal and zigzag lines.


1790 - 1800





Overall: 5 1/8 in. x 2 1/2 in. x 2 1/2 in. (13.08 cm x 6.35 cm x 6.35 cm)

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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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