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Eighteenth-Century Glassware
about 1786

Rare American Glass
These free-blown glass tumblers were made by German craftsman John Frederick Amelung, who opened his New Bremen Glass Manufactory in Frederick, MD, in 1785. The engraved glassware was most likely a present marking the wedding of William and Abigail Goddard--"WAG"--who were married on June 1, 1786. William Goddard was the Comptroller of the General Post Office in Baltimore, MD.

Notes
12-1/16" high
The Amelung manufactory was one of only a few glassworks established in 18th-century America (1785-1798).

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