|Description||A green glass tumbler with fluted sides leading to an octogonal base. It has a shallow punt and press formed with high bubble content, likely due to a high copper content. No visible marks.|
|Dimensions||H-3.625 W-3.625 inches|
|Owned||James M. Mason|
|Made||Richmond, Virginia, CSA|
Home-manufactured tumbler purchased for family use by the Honorable James M. Mason between 1861-1865. One of a dozen, which as a set, cost $60.00.
"A tumbler, that was made in the Confederacy, and was bought in Richmond for what was then considered a very moderate price, $60 per dozen, in Confederate money." (donor letter 4/18/1893)
"A glass tumbler, made in the Confederacy, that we bought in Richmond, I think, in '64, for the moderate price of $5. I remember well how we congratulated ourselves upon our good fortune when we found them in one of the stores at a time when we were sadly in need of tumblers. There is only one now remaining of the dozen we bought…." (donor letter 4/8/1893)
Mason, James Murray
Civil War, U.S.