Wine glass: ‘To the Prosperity of Siparipabo’, anonymous, c. 1725 - c. 1750

Wine glass: ‘To the Prosperity of Siparipabo’, anonymous, c. 1725 - c. 1750

lead glass, h 17.8cm × d 7.1cm. More details

Whether in Suriname or Europe, plantation owners used these kinds of glasses to toast the prosperity of their property, in this case the Siparipabo sugar plantation on the Commewijne River in Suriname. The engraved decoration includes a resting female slave, the planter’s house, the sugar mill and slave huts. It was probably ordered by Catharina Marcus, the mistress of the plantation during the second quarter of the 18th century.

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