Punch cup (one of a set of six)
Probably Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2-3/4 in x 3-1/2 in x 2-1/2 in (dia)
Colorless lead glass
Historic Odessa Foundation
Cups 1983.174.1 and 1983.174.2 have rivet repairs. Cup 1983.174.3 has a stress crack where the top of the handle attaches. Cups 1983.174.1-.3 show no damage.
The set of punch cups was purchased from the Stradlings (dealers) for the Wilson-Warner House.
The set of punch cups, also called lemonades, shows the adaptation of strawberry-diamond decorative features to small cups with handles. Those decorative features include characteristic engraved diamonds encircling the body as well as the broad facets below. The applied handles have relatively large tooled scrolls at the bottom where they attach. Each punch cup was blown of high-quality lead glass. The pontil marks from hand manufacture have been polished off the outside bottoms of each cup.
Punch cup .5 was photographed.