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Purple wine glass belonging to Etta Moten Barnett

Catalog Data

Designed by:
Vera Ellen Wang, Chinese American, born 1949  Search this
Manufactured by:
Enoch Wedgwood Ltd, English, founded 1860  Search this
Owned by:
Etta Moten Barnett, American, 1901 - 2004  Search this
H x W x D: 10 7/8 × 3 × 3 in. (27.7 × 7.6 × 7.6 cm)
wine glasses
Place used:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
This is a wine glass with a purple bowl and clear stem belonging to Etta Moten Barnett. It consists of a tall narrow purple glass bowl shaped like a cone. Beginning at the base of the bowl are carved lines in a diamond pattern that reaches two-thirds of the way to the top of the bowl. There is a smooth transition from the bowl to the clear stem, with no break between the two. There is no decoration on the stem. On the underside of the base is white etched text that reads “VERA WANG / WEDGEWOOD.”
African American  Search this
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Broadway Theatre  Search this
Cooking and dining  Search this
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Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Restrictions & Rights:
No known copyright restrictions
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Collection title:
Etta Moten Barnett Archive
Furnishings, Housewares, and Décor
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture