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Double Old Fashioned Glass,
Accession # 72.40.24
Designer Walter Dorwin Teague
Manufacturer Steuben Glass, a division of Corning Glass Works, 1903-2011
Title Double Old Fashioned Glass, "St Tropez," Part of Nine-Piece Setting
Date ca.1933
Medium Glass
Dimensions 3 1/2 x 3 x 3 in. (8.9 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm)
Marks Engraved on bottom in script: "Steuben"
Inscriptions no inscriptions
Signed no signature
Credit Line H. Randolph Lever Fund
Location Visible Storage: Case 17, Shelf O (Contemporary Design)
Description Double old-fashioned glass, part of a nine-piece setting, "St. Tropez" pattern. Colorless hand-blown glass, with hand-cut and hand-engraved decoration. Cylindrical shape with flat bottom. Cut decoration consists of straight lines set at opposite angles all around the sides. Engraved circles at top and bottom where lines join. Thick engraved band around top and bottom edge of glass. Condition: Scratches on bottom, otherwise excellent

Curatorial Remarks: The old-fashioned was a popular drink during Prohibition, as it was simple to mix: a few ounces of bourbon or whiskey were combined with a sugar cube or sugary mixer, meant to conceal the low-quality alcohol. In Studio 54’s era, the Seven and Seven was a popular highball, made of Seagram’s Seven whiskey and 7 Up.