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Bishop mug

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Large free-blown footed mug, with circular foot and flat, bulbous stem supporting a wide vase-shaped body; body decorated with five bands of chain decoration on lower portion and applied threading near top; free-blown ear-shaped handle is applied; contains 1821 quarter in the hollow knop of the stem

Provenance

Descended through the artist's family. Placed on loan to the Museum on August 9, 1972, by William L. Johnston, Winchester, Mass.; descended to his wife Catherine M. Johnston in 1991-92; given to the Museum by their children in 1995.

Credit Line

Gift of William, Nancy and Malcolm in Loving memory of their father William L. Johnston, Great-Great-Grandson of Thomas Cains

Footed mug

about 1821–25

Object Place

South Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

23.81 x 21.27 cm (9 3/8 x 8 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1995.765

Medium or Technique

Colorless free-blown flint glass, applied decoration; one coin

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Glass