Wine Glass

about 1760


Height x diameter: 15.2 x 7 cm (6 x 2 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Blown colorless glass, wheel engraving.

Not On View



Blown colorless glass with white stem twist, the bowl wheel-engraved with vines and flowers.


Inscribed in ink on a paper label affixed to the underside of the foot: "This wineglass was brought from England to Boston about the year 1760. The sett to which it belonged were the first wineglasses ever brought to Boston. Crowds came to see them."


About 1760, acquired in England by the Winslow family, Boston, MA and passed by descent to Gen. John Winslow (b. 1753 - d. 1819), Boston; to his daughter, Elizabeth Jane Winslow (Mrs. James Fullerton) Trott (b. 1792 – d. 1875), Boston; to her daughter, Rosanna Gardner Trott (Mrs. John Franklin) Lindsay (b. 1821 – d. 1898), York, SC; to her son, John Robert Lindsay (b. 1857 – d. 1923), York; by descent within the Lindsay family; 2016, gift the Lindsay family to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 14, 2016)

Credit Line

Gift of the Lindsay family in memory of Robert Lindsay