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Bar Tumbler

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Artifact Description

Five smooth-sided, aquamarine bar tumblers were among the glassware recovered from the Jacksonville "Blue China" wreck site. These examples appear to be free blown or posibly dip-molded and feature a blowpipe pontil scar on their bases.  Their date of production coincides with that of the ten paneled bar tumblers also recovered from the wreck. These too are believed to have been shipped as cargo since fragments of two of the glass tumblers were found inside one of the ceramic jugs, suggesting a packing strategy that made use of limited space during transport. Both glass and cargo packed together in this nestled arrangement suggests these wares were being delivered to one consignee. Otherwise, repacking would have been required upon initial delivery. 

 

 


Other Details

Dimensions:
H. 8.9cm