Tumbler

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1900-1930

GUSN

GUSN-25218

Description

Buff-colored clay body w/ cream-colored slip on exterior and white slip on interior. Colorless glaze overall. Tumbler form is a slightly tapered cylinder w/ molded circular foot. Wide circular mouth. Polychrome transfer printed decoration featuring elves in grapevine drinking ale. Printed mark (depiction of angel and cartouche), "Villeroy & Boch/ Mettlach/ Made in Germany/ 1032/ Geschutz." .1) Three elves

Details

Descriptive Terms

tumblers (drinking glasses)
earthenware
figure- and animal-derived motifs
vine scrolls
Earthenware
Elf
Vine
TUMBLER

Inscription

See description.

Associated Building

Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Villeroy & Boch (Maker)

Location of Origin

Dresden, Germany

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

5 x 3 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman

Accession Number

1985.259.1