Rummers (one of a matching pair)
1: OH: 4"; Rim Diam: 2 11/16"; Foot: 1 3/4" sq.
2: Oh: 3 7/8"; Rim Diam: 2 5/8"; Foot: 1 3/4" sq.
Acc. No. 2008-53,2
Colorless lead glass, blown with pressed foot, cut and engraved. Cup-shaped bowl with a fire-polished rim and collar at bottom, mounted on a solid, pressed square foot with a spreading round stem. Polished pontil, slightly domed. The side is engraved with a large foliate initial "N" (presumably for Nivison). Above the initial is an engraved border consisting of a single horizontal line and repeating vertical ellipses that alternate with a small stylized flower motif. The lower portion of the bowl is cut with flutes.
Label:These glasses have a family history of use by Col. John Nivison (1760-1820) a prominent citizen of Norfolk, Virginia.
Provenance:Family History of use by Colonel John Nivison (1760-1820) of Norfolk, Virginia. They descended to the current owner through the family of his son-in-law, Governor Littleton Waller Tazewell (1774-1860).