Rare late 18th c. American "LIBERTY" eagle glass mug

Rare late 18th c. American "LIBERTY" eagle glass mug

$1,800.00Price
This beautiful, rare, Bohemian milk glass mug was made in the late 18th century for the American market. The gilded and painted decoration consists of a large eagle within an open wreath of laurel leaves, signifying glory and victory, above which is the word “Liberty.” 16 eight-pointed stars flank each side of the wreath, in groups of 8.  16 stars in celebration of Tennessee being admited to the Union in 1796 as the 16th state.  This mug was likley made circa 1796.  Patriotic souvenirs were very popular in early America.  The patriotic imagery and the folk art impact of the overall design are excellent. 5 in. tall by 3 in. in diameter