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Object Name TUMBLER
Catalog Number 0985.13.00354
Date ca. 1864
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.
Material Glass
Dimensions H-3.625 W-3.625 inches
Owned James M. Mason
Made Richmond, Virginia, CSA
Provenance 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)
People Mason, James Murray
Mason family
Search Terms Trent Affair
Richmond, Virginia
Subjects Beverages
Civil War, U.S.
civilians
Diplomacy
Diplomats
Drinks
Glassware
International relations
Prices
Shortages