Punch cup (one of a set of five)
Northeastern United States
2-3/4 in x 4 in x 2-3/4 in (dia)
Historic Odessa Foundation, The David Wilson Mansion, Inc.
Ex coll. Mrs. E. Tatnall (Mary Corbit) Warner
These small cups have six paneled sides. Domed undersides lacking evidence of a pontil mark and contours of the inner and outer surfaces of the body indicate that they were pressed into metal molds. The handles, in contrast, were tooled and applied. The curled termination at the bottom is especially attractive. The technology supporting glass of this kind allowed their producers to sell them in matching sets. By the 1880s, this form of vessels was typically called a lemonade.
Cup 1971.925.1 was photographed.